28 Nov '13, 4pm

How Dangerous Is Road Debris? It's THIS Dangerous (Video)

By Antony Ingram 496 views Nov 28, 2013 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter You might have noticed a few recent high-profile stories about road debris puncturing the battery packs of Tesla Model S electric cars, causing fires. CEO and founder of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], Elon Musk, has remarked that despite these incidents, a similar situation would be far worse for passengers in a regular car. The video above demonstrates exactly why this is the case. With no battery pack and quarter-inch-thick aluminum shield under the car--just the relatively thin sheet of steel found in most vehicles--road debris punctured straight through the floorpan and rear seat of this Omaha driver's car. It did so right under his seat, and the large piece of metal continued its journey through the rear footwell and up through the rear passenger seat. Despite the severity...

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