I am regularly surprised by stuff that happens on the road!
didn’t say it was clearly implicit, just that it was implicit for me in my statementI don’t think it was clearly implicit, but accept that could just be me. Thanks for clarifying though.
When we say "top", we are saying that in a bad way aren't we, as opposed to being best?USA Noncrash fire claims published:
"This Highway Loss Data Institute report presents comprehensive noncrash fire losses for passenger vehicles produced in model years 2016–18. losses represent fire damage to a vehicle not caused by a collision or vandalism. Results in this report are based on more than 39 million insured vehicle years and more than 5,500 claims..."
Both the Model S and X lead their classes (by large margins) in :
Relative claim frequency
Relative claim severity
Relative overall losses
I don't see any other BEVs listed there.
Many BEVS were likely not sold in high enough numbers in the USA to make the list (looks like 20k "insured vehicle years" from 2016-18, was the cutoff) but it seems like the LEAF and Bolt should both have made the list, even with zero claims.
Any one able to explain those (and other?) BEVs absence from the list?
No, "vandalism" is excluded as per quotation in article posted above.... I guess be interesting to know more about them as I assume Arson is included in "non accident fire"?
Correct.My reading is 10 claims each for Model X and Model S?...
No claim for vehicle replacement comes anywhere close to the cost of someone being immolated in a car.However, there have been much higher claims rates, and much higher claims costs, from the Tesla S and X than from the competing ICEVs in their respective market classes.
I am unaware of any source that breaks out "fire" as the specific causes of death from vehicle collisions....How many car fire deaths have been reported in Teslas compared to ICE vehicles?
No.Any one able to explain those (and other?) BEVs absence from the list?
What "IIHS data from 2012-2014" are you referring to?...the same IIHS data from 2012-2014 revealed the "Model S 4dr electric" to be a much safer prospect, though still high risk relative to most of its competitors.