Tesla Model S Burns Down After Accident In Austria

In the latest conflagration involving a Tesla car unexpectedly bursting into flames, a Model S burned to a crisp after an accident on an Austrian highway on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Tiroler Tageszeitung, a Tesla Model S had an accident on the Arlberg Expressway (S16) in Pians.

The 19-year-old driver from Innsbruck was traveling towards Bludenz around 1 pm on Tuesday. Entering a construction zone on the highway, the 19-year-old driver shifted from the local to the fast lane, at which point the car lost control and hit the concrete divider wall along the side of the road. A moment later the electric car burst into flames.

The young woman driver managed to get out just in time; she suffered unknown injuries and was sent to Zams hospital.

According to Krone, the crash resulted "in considerable traffic restrictions."

The fire brigade arrived at the scene, however as the following photos show, there was little to salvage as the car completely burned down.


deer_flasher Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:30 Permalink

A car burns after a crash... Great freaking news ZH, Tylers could do better than this, common, we know you're biased against anything Musk related, but this is just low anti-tesla propaganda.

deer_flasher konputa Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:07 Permalink

Upvoted you, and not attacking you to tell the truth. But I think most of the hate they get from most ZH'ers is envy/jealously since the guys are billionaires, and most here are like poor losers at worst, business owners at best . I'm posting from my office while the guys finish machining some parts to deliver later in the day, but so far "my" business kind of owns me, well, it actually owns me

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HominyTwin Wile-E-Coyote Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:54 Permalink

It's actually a "well-known" fact that lithium batteries that are damaged can actually explode, or just burst into flames. From my few years in the shale field, I know they actually use lithium cells in downhole drilling because the electrical engineers are too fucking stupid to figure out how to design a boost converter for some alkaline cells, for example. The discharge curve of a lithium cell is very constant and so no converter is required. Lithium cells are known to detonate like dynamite downhole, destroying the lower part of the drill string. In a couple of instances, they have detonated on the platform. Fortunately, no roughnecks have been killed yet by such accidents, yet. When that changes, I hope a lawyer goes after the service companies for that shit.

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Boing_Snap Wile-E-Coyote Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:28 Permalink

Another myth about Lithium batteries, they actually have a very slow burn rate. Fires in these cars occur when the individual battery case is exposed to air, and therefore pressure can't build to a large explosive event as these batteries are the size of your thumb.Now gasoline cars are bombs by comparison, gas tanks regularly explode and if the people are still inside the car die horrible deaths.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibMLHoEdvMM 

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