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The other discussions about comparing and contrasting the energy densities and relative safeties of fuel versus high-density batteries are interesting and relevant to safety considerations.

The car, at this early stage of its evolution, handling the situation as elegantly as it did is just amazing.

However the various safety-related tradeoffs play out, it's obvious that the Model S is seriously and well engineered at every level.

I imagine the good folks in Palo Alto are already folding updates into the system. "Shit's on fire, yo! Pull over."

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