The insurance company lit the Tesla battery on fire to make sure the batteries caught fire

The insurance company wanted to prove that Tesla’s batteries were flammable and tested them without battery. Yes, you read that correctly. Axa insurance put the display sold as damage test and he agreed 24auto.de that there were no batteries in the tested videos.

According to Axa, EVs can cause fires due to batteries. However, Axa chose to test this ‘proof’ by not including the batteries. Instead, he started the car in a different way.

Axa said 24auto.de that it would be too dangerous to show a real battery fire so they removed the battery cells before testing. The same reasoning applies to their decision to light the Tesla Model S with pyrotechnics.

“For safety reasons, it was not possible to light a real battery fire at a ceremony with about 500 people, which is why a fire with pyrotechnics was created.”

“We wanted to use fire to investigate accidents: on the one hand it shows the danger of a cell fire, which can be caused by damage to the bottom of an electric car, and on the other hand it shows the problems with fire in electric cars. Fortunately, fire is very rare in electric cars and in conventional engines. There is often a battery fire, which is called runaway heat.”

Michael Pfäffli, head of accident research at AXA Switzerland, said that the high torque found in many EVs can lead to unnecessary, dangerous acceleration and loss of power. During the crash test, it was assumed that the driver would lose control of the Tesla and it would roll over the traffic island.

After the accident, Axa realized that the upper part was strong but the lower part was badly damaged. Axa’s inspectors also said the car’s drive battery was well protected but could have caused a fire hazard.

I have many questions…

How can you say something is on fire and then test it without the thing? And honestly, anything will catch fire if you light it. Separate the water unless the water is contaminated with a flammable substance.

In my opinion, the so-called experiments combined with the claims that fire is rare are the usual burning engines of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt).

Another question. How is it acceptable for any company to freely test a car like this on public roads? If they are concerned about safety, they shouldn’t try and set cars on fire where innocent people could get hurt. Did they have a license or approval from a testing agency?

Tesla owners are criticized for using the Self-Driving Beta but is it okay for the insurance companies to burn on public roads?

Last question. Could Axa come out and admit that this was all made up like 24auto.de didn’t he ask them? He gave the photo to the media which would have damaged Tesla’s reputation. So the question must be asked, what were Axa’s real intentions here?

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The insurance company lit the Tesla battery on fire to make sure the batteries caught fire