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1:32 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Tesla CEO Says Fire Caused by Impaled Battery

File: Visitors to the Capitol had the opportunity to inspect the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan on display in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday June 18, 2013.
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The CEO of electric car company Tesla says a battery that caught fire in a Tesla vehicle was apparently impaled by a metal object.

Elon Musk wrote in a blog post Friday that fires are more common in conventional gas-powered vehicles. It's safer to power a car with a battery, Musk wrote.

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