A courageous lifesaver saved a Tesla driver from burning to death in his electric Tesla car.
Now, for a month, the wreck has been dumped at a workshop in Walchsee, Austria.
No one wants to take responsibility when it comes to disposal of the gutted Tesla.
A catastrophe, “says the owner of the workshop.
When asked about the progress made with the disposal of the Tesla S 85 D ( 102,000 euros, 498 hp, four-wheel drive ) he says:
The luxury car burst in flames on October 4 in Kössen during a front head collision against a tree.
The fire department and the company Daka did a great job after the accident and parked the burned-out Tesla in a particular container at Greiderer after 72 hours of cooling off.
The Schwaz disposal company had extracted the contaminated water professionally. The cost per cubic meter is supposedly around 250 euros!
Rejected by Tesla Austria
Things got more complicated following the crash.
“Every importer or manufacturer is obliged to take back a vehicle.”
The condition does not matter, that’s in the End-of-Life Vehicle Ordinance, “says Greiderer.
Tesla Austria refused to accept the burnt out vehicle. A local partner company would take over the disposal it was said.
The local partner however stated: “We do not yet have the necessary certification from the Ministry.”
Greiderer: “The batteries are still under power. Of course nobody dares to work on the car. “
Technician from the Netherlands
Last update: A Tesla technician will soon be arriving from the Netherlands to “de-energize” the batteries and eliminate this danger.
The Tesla stands at the workshop area on a “quarantine place” – which means: within a radius of a few meters, no other vehicles may stand, because there is still a risk of fire.
Short circuit as a cause of fire?
Why the luxury car immediately went up in flames when it hit a tree, Greiderer can only guess.
“The front wheel arch was pushed in. A thumb-sized cable got pressed and damaged. There could have been a short circuit”.
The owner, who is recovering from the accident, had not been contacted by Tesla.