Feds Probe Tesla After Electric Car Fires

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The old adage “ask and you shall receive” is ringing true for one billionaire entrepreneur.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate his company after several of its Model S electric cars caught fire during accidents. The federal agency announced Tuesday it would take on the investigation, USA Today reports.

Musk published a post on Tesla’s blog Monday lashing out at the media for what he considered to be overblown coverage of the car fires, or as he put it, “seeking to make a sensation out of something that a simple Google search would reveal to be false.” Read more…

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