Tesla Motors is not recalling its Model S electric cars, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tuesday, quashing speculation following the automaker's third battery fire incident.
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"The headlines are extremely misleading," Musk said in an interview at the DealBook Conference. "If fire risk is your concern, you'd have a great deal of difficulty being in any better car than the Model S. [The Model S] is five times less fire risk than the average gasoline car. Moreover, we've never had a serious injury or death."
On Monday evening, editor-in-chief of tech news outlet BGR Jonathan Geller tweeted that Tesla may be considering recalling its Model S to "strengthen the undercarriage" following recent fires.
The Model S suffered its third battery fire last week, raising questions about the safety of the popular but controversial electric car.
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