Recently leaked emails from Elon Musk’s Tesla reveal that the company knew in 2012 of a battery design flaw in its Model S vehicles that could cause breakdown and even fires but sold the cars anyway.
Business Insider reports that recently leaked emails from 2012 reveal that Tesla was aware of a flaw in the design of the company’s Model S battery that could lead to breakdowns and fires but chose to sell the cars anyway.
The 2012 emails reveal that as Tesla began to ship its Model S vehicles, the company was still dealing with a major design flaw that could lead to leaks inside the battery.
The part in question was tested by third-party companies twice, cooling coils were sent to a test lab called IMR Test Labs in upstate New York in July of 2012.
According to a report from IMR, the end fittings on the cooling coils did not meet chemical requirements for a regulation strength aluminum alloy.