Good news for Tesla: its Model S has been determined safe by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. The government agency conducted a review following the three Model S cars catching fire during accidents in the past two months, and found no manufacturer-related defects. It has the power to "compel recalls," but that, or any other further action, won't be necessary, the motor authority said in a letter.
Back here in the states, the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration has opened up an investigation of 13,000 Model S cars. Tesla has also responded by extending warranties to cover fire damage. The NHTSA's findings haven't been released yet, but we'll let you know as soon as it happens.
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