High-speed video clips show improvements to reduce the chance of collision-induced battery fires.

2013 was a very good year for Tesla with the exception of two Model S cars that caught fire in a relatively short span of time. The incidents got a lot of attention in the media and resulted in a reality check for Tesla's soaring stock price. Questions began to resurface over the vulnerability of the battery pack in electric cars and just how protection occupants would have in the event of a collision. For the record, the occupants involved in each of the mentioned accidents walked away unharmed and existing Tesla warning systems functioned properly to alert the need to leave the vehicle.

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