Paris: the G7 company suspends its Tesla taxis after a spectacular accident which left 10 seriously injured

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A very spectacular road accident caused 10 serious injuries on Saturday evening in Paris. The driver of a G7 Tesla taxi lost control of his vehicle and violently hit two pedestrians, a glass container, a traffic light and a van.

The G7 company has stopped its Tesla electric taxis after a serious accident on Saturday evening in Paris. A Tesla taxi lost control of its vehicle in the 13th arrondissement, causing 7 injuries in absolute emergency and 3 in relative emergency.

The taxi hit two pedestrians, then a glass container which, under the shock caused by the speed, was thrown in the air and exploded on the ground. The taxi then hit a traffic light, which was also thrown into the air. The vehicle ended up in a traffic van in the middle of the intersection, according to the police source’s account.

37 taxi drivers are concerned

The number of vehicles affected is low: around 37 taxi drivers are affected by the suspension, according to G7, which was unable to immediately provide the number of Teslas in its fleet, as some vehicles can be shared.

Tesla, which has access to certain technical data, assured that there had been “no technical failure” of its car. The automaker is “not commenting” at this stage on G7’s shutdown of its Tesla taxis.

A spokesperson for the American automaker also said on Tuesday, December 14 that the company remained “at the disposal of the authorities” to send them the data it may have remotely on the vehicle concerned, without giving further details.

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