The Tesla Model S: Hunka Hunka Burnin’ EV!


In August of this year, I posted Electric Vehicles: Whoo Too!, which told the tragic tale of a Tesla Model S on a test drive in France which, for no apparently reason and quite spontaneously, burst into flame and was reduced to a smoldering lump within five minutes. Fortunately, no one was injured. Wondering about how that rather exciting jaunt affected the test driving’s couple ardor for the Model S, I wrote:

Gee, I wonder if this inspired the couple to buy a Tesla? Perhaps they were hot for the car? Or they had a burning desire to buy one? Most likely, their passion for that particular EV went up in smoke with the Model S.

That was rather a pricey fire, too. According to, the average price of a Tesla Model S these days is $98,700. If I bought one, I’d have to live in it.

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