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Watch a Tesla Model S Get Shredded by the Jaws of Life

Wired -- There’s only one way to show first responders how to get occupants out of a Tesla Model S, and that’s ripping one apart.

The car’s electric drivetrain and massive battery pack means there’s more involved than grabbing a Sawzall and going to town. So Tesla put out a training video for fire crews and police showing how to safely dismantle the all-electric sedan. It’s a combination of pure engineering porn and gut-wrenching destruction.

If the Model S is your dream car, be prepared. The video above is not for the squeamish.


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Submitted Mar 05, 2013 By: Mudsprings
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:04:11 AM

it's good for those who need to know.
crep1291
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:31:12 PM

Interesting.
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:25:09 AM

Excellent Video!!!
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:46:02 AM

Good idea to have video like that.
lesndave
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:53:50 PM

Wow
endymion
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:41:11 PM

Can we shred the gas-guzzling Hummer that tailgated me down the highway this evening?
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 6:05:58 PM

Bring your crying towel.
SVmike
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 4:59:33 PM

>> How much will this slow down a first responder if they have to worry about getting electrocuted?

About the same as first responders that have to worry about leaking gasoline exploding
tutaw
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:29:04 PM

really?
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:07:07 PM

damn nice cars.
BigKart
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:48:08 PM

Note to self: don't cut the orange cable...
traffic cop
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:25:10 PM

If only we could do a similar job to Obama's un-"sustainable energy" policy.

The gravy train for tax-subsidized "green energy," tax-rebates for overly-expensive "green cars," government-guaranteed loans, "renewable energy" surcharges on utility rates, is sure to go on.

Check out:

Your tax dollars and Tesla
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:20:45 PM

I wish I could afford toys like a Tesla
BossPal
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:00:14 PM

Probably a government grant under the guise of safety and education.
montytexas
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:44:56 AM

Did they mail this training video to every fire department and police department in America ?? Or just to the ones in the rich suburbs where they are more likely to encounter a Tesla vehicle ??
ModelWarships
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:16:30 AM

I hope the car is donated and not paid for by taxpayers.
dieselfiendSC
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:02:43 AM

How much will this slow down a first responder if they have to worry about getting electrocuted?
StephenOM
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:58:30 AM

Doesn't matter what the car is. If you are trapped you will accept what ever it takes to get out.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:58:10 AM

Oh my god.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:57:26 AM

Interesting. They need to know.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:56:36 AM

will include the video with the instructions for my erector set.

their computer was not advanced enough to make a virtual image video???

[Edited by: leraar2 at 3/5/2013 10:58:17 AM EST]
dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:55:15 AM

I am sure that this is good thing for them to do to save lives!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:54:25 AM

I'd like to see the Video!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:51:28 AM

What does this article have to do with gas buddy?
calripken_8
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:48:13 AM

Oh the humanity
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:46:17 AM

ok
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:45:25 AM

Watch a Tesla Model S Get Shredded by the Jaws of Life, a video for first responders! How to safely get someone out of the car without getting fried yourself. Watch for the battery, the electric motor wiring and other components!!!
Tesla Model S? In This Economy and the severe lack of Jobs? I will drive my vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, Plug In, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a GM, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, Prius, 'Tesla,' Leaf, Volt, Peugeot or an NYC/Hurricane Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Hi1
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:45:21 AM

I want nothing to do with that car i would never buy one.
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:45:21 AM

This class is not much different than the one given by o. b. streeper, 20 years ago. Everybody remembers, keep her coming, perhaps.
Rainy1
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:45:14 AM

Never too impressed!!
Don20
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:43:11 AM

Some of these things are not limited to the Model S.. Other electric vehicles have to same danger, have heard of two mechanics being kill trying to work on electric when they first came out without proper training.... I will never own one...
keo
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:40:55 AM

anything the FPDs can't do?
fenster66
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:40:07 AM

life gets first priority...
dlemma
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:39:56 AM

let's shred all the electric cars.
jalan25
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:39:32 AM

A lot to think about for first responders
Costello
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:39:02 AM

Good to know for those responders!!!
dlzastera
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:38:51 AM

Recycle it....
gafgar
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:36:36 AM

sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
SqrKpf
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:35:22 AM

not interested in any ec incl. tesla...
MarkJM
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:34:50 AM

looks to me like it's built pretty well.
BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:52 AM

More reasons not to buy this overpriced, under performing vehicle.
BuddhaB
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:31:52 AM

We had a girl in school named Tesla. She was like a door knob. Everyone had a turn.
truckpdlr
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:31:24 AM

Wow,what a waste of a great car
freedomsailor
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:31:15 AM

Wow.
91_Metro_Man
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:30:40 AM

Lets hope they do not have to use this training.
marion1739
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:29:36 AM

Not many on the road to worry about
liao
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:29:13 AM

Nobody wants to be electrocuted.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:28:42 AM

this is a sad ending to a big idea gone wrong
HDUltra03
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:27:00 AM

WHY?
sm5240
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:26:14 AM

Big deal - just install emergency breakers so first responders can isolate the power source.
Norm10
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:26:12 AM

Good use for these vehicles!
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