Major taxi company suspends all Tesla Model 3s over ‘serious accident’ — Analysis
G7, a leading Paris taxi firm has declared it will stop using Tesla Model 3 cars in its fleet after an accident which left more than a dozen people hurt.
The suspension will only affect 37 taxi drivers in the company’s fleet, but will continue until a police investigation into last week’s crash concludes.
Yann Ricordel, G7 deputy chief executive, said to Reuters that the accident occurred while a driver wasn’t on duty Saturday night. According to reports, the taxi started aggressively acceleration and lost control. Multiple pedestrians were injured and damage was caused in Paris’ 13th arrondissement.
The incident resulted in approximately 20 injuries, with seven people suffering what are described as serious injuries. “serious injuries.”The cause of the accident is not yet known.
A spokesperson for Tesla did not comment directly on the taxi company’s suspensions, but told AFP that the company is sure there was no “technical failure”They are also cooperating with the police during their investigation.
Ricordel claimed that Tesla and G7 were currently available “have two divergent views on the subject”The cause of the crash.