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AddTesla owner tells tale of Tennessee CarBQ incident

Sometimes cars go up in flames. It happens surprisingly often and for many different reasons. In 2011 alone, there were 187,500 vehicle fires reported in the US. It's not usually a big deal.

AddThird Tesla fire is a Tennessee CarBQ

It's been a pretty hot year for Tesla. Car of the Year awards, crazy stock price rise, and lots of media attention. Now, though, it may be getting a little too hot. As in, cars-going-up-in-flames hot.

22All-electric Smart ED might be cause of house fire in Florida [w/video] *UPDATE

Reports are still understandably sparse, but News Press is reporting that a fire at a home in a gated community in Estero, FL might have been caused by either an all-electric Smart Fortwo Electric Drive or its charging station. At the very least, the "Smart car was so badly torched that fire officials couldn't determine its make or model," the News Press writes (most likely, it was a second-gen Smart ED or a converted ForTwo). The fire ended up doing $200,000 worth of damage to a $500,000 home a

70Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]

By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's too hot.

84Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]

By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's a bit too hot.

22Batteries not to blame in all-electric BYD e6 fire

Here's some good news for fans of the BYD e6 and, quite possibly, electric vehicles in general.

AddReport: Electric bus catches fire in Shanghai

Not good. The third plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 has come to our attention. This time, Reuters reports that an electric bus in downtown Shanghai, China caught fire while transporting passengers. The bus is reportedly manufactured by Shanghai Leibo – partner of Anhui Ankai Automobile (generic version pictured above).

AddZotye electric taxi fire caused by shoddy Chinese-built battery pack

Back in early May, the second plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 came to our attention. Sometime in mid-April, an electric Zotye Multipla taxi burst into flames in Hangzhou, China. Firefighters supposedly arrived on the scene within minutes, but couldn't control the blaze and the vehicle transformed into a "fireball." Luckily, the driver and two passengers escaped sans injury.

AddZotye electric taxi burst into flames in China

The second plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 has come to our attention. Apparently, sometime in mid-April, an electric Zotye Multipla taxi burst into flames in Hangzhou, China. Firefighters supposedly arrived at the scene within minutes, but couldn't control the blaze. According to the China Auto Web, the vehicle turned into a "fireball," but luckily, the driver and two passengers escaped without injury. The exact cause of the fire has not been revealed.

AddReport: Burnt Chevrolet Volt mysteriously catches fire again

Chevrolet Volt owners Storm and Dee Connors were reportedly woken up by the sound of fire alarms in their Barkhamsted, Connecticut home for the second time in a week. As you may recall, the Connors family escaped injury when a garage fire consumed both their new Volt and a home-converted electric Suzuki Samurai on April 14. Now, local news outlets are reporting that the remains of the Volt reignited while still in the charred remains of the garage. The vehicle was not plugged in at the time of t

43Report: Burnt Chevrolet Volt mysteriously catches fire again

Chevrolet Volt owners Storm and Dee Connors were reportedly woken up by the sound of fire alarms in their Barkhamsted, Connecticut home for the second time in a week. As you may recall, the Connors family escaped injury when a garage fire consumed both their new Volt and a home-converted electric Suzuki Samurai on April 14. Now, local news outlets are reporting that the remains of the Volt reignited while still in the charred remains of the garage. The vehicle was not plugged in at the time of t

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