Tesla to update battery software after recent car fires

18 May, 2019, 04:30 | Author: Regina Silva
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Hong Kong's Fire Services Department has confirmed it's investigating a fire, without identifying the make of the auto.

According to TechCrunch, which obtained a statement from Tesla, the OTA update is meant to "protect the battery and improve battery longevity".

Tesla is rolling out a software update for two of its electric vehicles, including the flagship Model S, to beef up battery safety as part of a probe into a vehicle fire in Hong Kong. "Out of an abundance of caution", Tesla says, the over-the-air updates will "[revise] charge and thermal management settings". "We are glad that everyone is safe".

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Last month, Tesla said it was investigating a video on Chinese social media that appeared to show one of its vehicles bursting into flames in Shanghai.

The recent incidents come as the firm is already facing challenges. It went on to say, "Although fire incidents involving Tesla vehicles are already extremely rare and our cars are 10 times less likely to experience a fire than a gas auto, we believe the right number of incidents to aspire to is zero".

Earlier this week, the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong reported that a Tesla Model S caught fire in a parking structure. It took 15 fire engines just under an hour to extinguish the blaze, which spread to other cars.

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