You knew Fox News was going to stage a takedown of Tesla at one point or another. Here is Lauren Fix’s interview on the Tesla Fires (above).

‘Interviewer': “…Something about Tesla Cars that cause them to blow up”?  Just … No

Fix: “supposedly a piece of metal that supposedly punctured the battery box” All facts. Seattle fire: Metal into the underside of the battery box at highway speeds. What would happen if it hit a gas tank?

Fix: “NHTSA didn’t investigate”. They did. They found no reason to push forward and the car acted like expected.

“After reviewing all available data, the NHTSA has not found evidence at this time that would indicate the recent battery fire involving a Tesla Model S was the result of a vehicle safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards,” the agency said in a statement.

Fix: “I assume they offered him a deal on a new car”. No. Published reports say the Seattle driver happily bought another one with the money he got from his insurance

Fix: “If this were Ford, GM, Toyota…[Congress] they would call them on the carpet and basically and draw and corner them” There are hundreds of vehicle fires every day. I don’t think that Congress acts on every one of them?

Fix “Something happened in a hit a wall but here wall on a regular combustion car your car is not likely to blow up” Actually the car did a lot more than bust through a wall. It was called an extreme accident where the vehicle travelling well over the speed limit experienced a violent crash with low wall after it jumped curb and went airborne. The driver walked away without any permanent injuries.

Fix: “There’s hundreds of people that complain; many many of these owners are happy because they’re environmentalists they want to be cool” There are quite a bit of owners who are speed freaks and who love havin a 7-seat sports car that is quiet and requires no maintenance.  Motor Trend and Consumer reports must be crazy.

Yes, it is a sloppy, stupid takedown but unfortunately there are a lot of ignorant and elderly people who watch Fox and actually consider it to be a source of information. The oil industry is a hundreds of billions of dollars per year industry. These attacks will only grow more prominent in the coming years.

Full Transcript and some more crazy from Lauren below:

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alright think that’s what’s a diversity faulty floor mats at a Toyota could
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could cause the car to accelerate and something in Tesla cars that could cause
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them
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to just blow up well Toyota gets all before congress and has or doesn’t get
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all before anybody to
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Lauren takes who’s fixing to play a little or no fair and balanced a
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government that is going on here
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we know that for the first thing I saw the first
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car caught fire in Seattle Washington
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and it was a tough law guy got out thank goodness he was safe he ran over
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supposedly a piece of metal that supposedly punctured the battery box now
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this was during the government shutdown so need to the national highway traffic
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safety administration decided that
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it didn’t work wire them to send people out because we were shut down and when
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they reopened a never investigated this particular case
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now I i assume the guy has got a new car racing Tesla offered them some sort of
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deal on another one but in the meantime
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this is a a serious issue there if this was
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Ford Toyota GM any manufacture
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they would call them on the carpet and basically driving cornered them
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in front of the press today dole it Im congressional hearings
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and when it’s tough love they let it go so recently ten days later there’s
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another car that caught fire
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now I’m not saying it wasn’t a consumer spot this case they
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something happened in a hit a wall but here wall on a regular combustion car
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your car is not likely to blow up
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but I want to select a car this car burnt to the ground and again
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no known safety recall no let’s check to see what’s going on
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this was any other manufacturer you to absolutely
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here a recall a technical term your son is the real or not
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a normally what it big auto companies do are
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wanted to be a Kohl’s a few accidents as wanting a few a
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mishaps what generally triggers a recall
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arm would you like to which we got with Toyota when all that was going on
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in will usually happens is it going they get a lot of consumer a plate complaints
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about a specific item could trigger what they call a technical service palton
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and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration leader
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tell the manufacture this is a safety issue we need to
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investigate this and you need to have a week all or
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the manufacturer lately the manufactures been very very proactive there could be
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some minor little thing
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and you’ll see it’ll Ford GM Chrysler they’ll be out there saying you know we
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got a technical service bulletin a recall on those affected cars
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you really really want consumers to have confidence in the quality control
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but when it comes to tough law you’re buying it as a beta tester or guinea pig
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or a test Mueller
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fill in the blank and these consumers are out there with cars that are
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catching fire and mental issues like
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fit and finish in sun roofs and door locks in
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that are working door handles that are coming out if this was any other
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manufacturer
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you know when I L that the government would be bare
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yelling at them screaming at them in forcing them to have some sort I recall
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and consumers are worried that in its online all you have to do is get on the
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internet and search
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there’s hundreds a post in people that complain many many of these
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owners are happy because they’re environmentalists they want to be cool
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at all
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but the fact is quality control is key and if we lose the confidence in the
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consumer when they go to buy a car it could affect
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the industry as a whole and that’s bad and your safety is critical
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well good stuff the car coach you know that witches springs or Intex
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thank you lord

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2 Responses to “Fox begins attack on Tesla Model S with ‘auto expert’ who fans flames of fires to the old and ignorant”

  1. Marc Davis says:

    Wow… this is ridiculous. I haven’t seen this posted on TMC yet, but the forums are going to have a field day with this.

  2. These people are retarded.

    In 2003-2007, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 287,000 vehicle fires per year.

    http://www.nfpa.org/research/statistical-reports/vehicles/vehicle-fire-trends-and-patterns