“That’s compared to one fatality for every 86 million miles driven for all vehicles.” Tesla believes the NTSB is more interested in generating news headlines rather than promoting safety, according to a company spokesman in a previous email to TechCrunch
. Perhaps the agency is, but was Musk right to hang up the board’s chairman? Tesla’s defenders and NTSB critics in general will undoubtedly take Musk’s side, but you still gotta wonder whether his approach – even if he’s proven right – could actually harm the company in the long run? At the moment, the NTSB is still investigating the cause of the battery fire that broke out when the Model X crashed. It later expanded the investigation into possible issues with the Autopilot system.