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Tesla’s battery fire and crash was faked by an insurance company in a bizarre display case

An insurance company has simulated a Tesla battery fire and crash as part of a bizarre showcase to show that electric cars cause more accidents.

Tesla vehicles have been tested by numerous automotive safety agencies around the world, including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which recently awarded the Tesla Model Y its highest possible safety rating.

When I received an email telling me that an insurance company had tested the Tesla Model S last week, I expected to see segment-leading results again, but instead they explained how they managed to “turn the vehicle over and it caught fire”. ”

I quickly dismissed the report after seeing how ridiculous their crash test was and the fact that they had decided to use a Model S that was at least six years old:

It didn’t make sense to me, so I decided not to talk about it, but now it turns out the crash test was even weirder than I thought.

24auto.de confirmed that AXA Insurance completely simulated the accident by pulling the vehicle to launch it, then activating pyrotechnics to simulate a fire:

The alleged Axa insurance crash test is increasingly turning out to be a show event without any real knowledge gain: As the company admitted when asked by 24auto.de, there were no batteries in the vehicles tested. According to the press office, “demonstrating a battery fire would have been too dangerous due to the guests present, which is why the battery cells of the electric cars were removed before the tests”. With the same reasoning, the insurance company had also set fire to a pyrotechnically tested Tesla Model S itself.

The entire “crash test” showcase was part of AXA’s promotion of a report in which they claimed that electric vehicles cause more collisions with damage:

“A look at AXA’s statistics shows that drivers of electric cars cause 50% more collisions with damage to their own vehicle than those of conventional combustion engines. Drivers of high-performance electric cars cause themselves more than twice as much damage per collision as those of standard combustion vehicles.

Of course, you can make the data say a lot, but in this case, AXA has decided not to compare vehicles by segment. This is because electric vehicles accelerate faster on average due to the instantaneous torque and some people cannot handle the power, which can lead to accidents.

It looks like the Tesla crash scenes were just produced to illustrate this. Is it worth it?

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