[YesAuto New Energy] Today, Tesla officially issued a statement stating that there is no “accidental acceleration” in Tesla vehicles. This statement is in response to a petition initiated by a user recently requesting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to formally investigate a report of 500,000 Tesla electric vehicles suddenly and unexpectedly speeding up. In the official response, Tesla made it clear that the “petition” was completely false and was a smear of Tesla by short sellers.
In an official response, Tesla stated: “We have analyzed the driving data of every accidental acceleration incident of the vehicle we have learned, and the conclusion is that Tesla vehicles are operating normally in accordance with the design requirements in all incidents.” At the same time, the official also mentioned. To: “Almost every car will have a traffic accident caused by the driver wrongly stepping on the pedal.” The following is the original text of Tesla's official statement:
At the technical level, Tesla officially stated that the current Model S, Model X and Model 3 accelerator pedals have two independent position sensors. Once there is any error, the system will cut off the motor torque by default. According to design requirements, the priority of the brake pedal will be higher. If the driver accidentally depresses the brake and accelerator pedal at the same time, the priority of the brake pedal will be higher.
Review of the petition event
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that it will review a petition claiming that Tesla vehicles have a potential for accidental acceleration, which may affect the 500,000 Tesla vehicles produced between 2013 and 2019. The petition covers the Tesla Model S from 2012 to 2019, the Tesla Model X from 2016 to 2019, and the Tesla Model 3 from 2018 to 2019. The petition cited “127 complaints filed by consumers with NHTSA, involving 123 cars. The report included 110 crashes and a total of 52 people were injured.” The petition’s applicant is American independent investor Brian Spark (Brian Sparks), according to the National Broadcasting Corporation Financial Channel (CNBC) report, Sparks admitted that he is currently shorting Tesla stock.