Tue, Nov 19, 2013 7:58 PM EST 2:05
The Tesla Model S is Motor Trend Magazine's car of the year, and this summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the $70,000 car its highest safety rating ever. But federal safety regulators have opened a probe into a series of fires in Tesla Motors electric cars following crashes. Tesla's CEO calls criticism of the cars safety record unjust. Ben Tracy reports.