Taxi firm suspends use of Tesla Model 3 after accident

Europe

PARIS — Leading Paris taxi company G7 has suspended its use of all Tesla Model 3 cars in its fleet after a serious accident with one of the cars at the weekend.

A company executive said that the 37 Model 3 cars in its fleet will remain suspended until the conclusion of a police investigation into the case.

G7 deputy CEO Yann Ricordel said the driver was off-duty and was taking his family to a restaurant when the accident happened on Saturday evening.

Ricordel added that Tesla had said on Monday that an initial inquiry had ruled out the risk of a technical dysfunction of the vehicle.

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

“Today we have two divergents 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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