Paris taxi firm suspends use of Tesla Model 3 cars after accident – Reuters

Paris taxi firm suspends use of Tesla Model 3 cars after accident – Reuters

PARIS, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Leading Paris taxi company G7 has suspended the use of all Tesla Model 3 cars in its fleet after a serious accident involving one of the vehicles over the weekend, it said on Tuesday.

A company executive said it would suspend the use of 37 Tesla Model 3 cars in its fleet until a police investigation into the case is completed.

G7 Deputy Chief Executive Yann Ricordel told Reuters the taxi driver, who was off-duty at the time of the incident, was taking his family to a restaurant when the accident happened on Saturday evening.

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According to French media reports, the car had hit a cyclist and three pedestrians before hitting a van, and that seven people had been seriously injured.

Ricordel cited Tesla as saying on Monday that an initial inquiry had ruled out a technical dysfunction of the vehicle.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

“Today, we have two divergent views on the subject. We will maintain the suspension of the Tesla Model 3 while the investigation is ongoing, as a safety measure for our drivers, customers and other road users,” Ricordel said.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/paris-taxi-firm-suspends-use-tesla-model-3-after-accident-2021-12-14/

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