Musk defends safety claims despite US probes, summonses over crashes


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Musk defends safety claims despite US probes, summonses over crashes

Tesla Inc., the American multinational electric carmaker of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, had stood by safety claims of Model 3 on Wednesday, the 7th of August 2019, in the face of a raft of regulatory scrutiny, while court documents revealed at least five summonses were issued against Tesla aimed at seeking information on crashes involving its best-selling Model 3 e-vehicles.

In point of fact, latest fistful of lawsuits in claims and liabilities involving Tesla’s Model 3 had jeopardized Tesla head Elon Musk’s earlier quotes, while he had been quoted saying, “Model 3 was engineered to be the safest car ever built”.

Nonetheless, regulators stood against Tesla’s view last year, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent a letter of cease-and-desist to the Palo Alto, California-based electric vehicle maker on last October, for misleading consumers on safety ratings of its Model 3 vehicles.

Meanwhile, Opposing Tesla’s claim to be the safest electric vehicle in the United States, NHTSA chief counsel, Jonathan Morrison wrote in a court filing, “It is therefore inaccurate to claim that the Model 3 has ‘the lowest probability of injury of all cars’ or that Model 3 occupants are ‘less likely to get seriously hurt’ or ‘have the best chance of avoiding a serious injury,” however, as a response to NHTSA chief’s quotes in legal filings, Tesla Inc.

had denied that its 5-stra rating was meant to express “the safest vehicle ever,” instead what Tesla Inc. had been trying to tell was its cars were engineered to be the safest car every built. Tesla Inc. shares wrapped up the day 1.16 percent higher to $233.42 on Wednesday’s (August 7th) market closure despite a flurry of dubitable concerns pointing triggers towards Tesla e-vehicle’s safety issues.