Tesla: our electric cars are ‘four and half times less likely to burn’ than ICE models

Since suffering from its third fire incident in space of five weeks, we’ve been waiting on the rebuttal to widespread media sensualist reporting from electric carmaker, Tesla, and finally, CEO Elon Musk has issued a blog post to put some perspective on things.

A third Tesla owner reported a fire earlier this month, in his Model S electric car, after it hit a a three-pronged trailer hitch on the highway in Tennessee, similar to the first fire incident in Seattle back in October, when one of the fully-electric saloons hit debris in the road, striking the underside of the car. A second incident took place later in October.