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Tesla Updates Battery Software After 2 Fires in Asia

Tesla Inc. is distributing a battery software management update for its electric cars after at two cases in Asia where the batteries in parked Tesla Model S sedans caught fire.
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Tesla Inc. is adding a battery software management update to its electric cars after at two cases in Asia where the batteries in parked Tesla Model S sedans caught fire.

The company is investigating both incidents, the first of which occurred in a Shanghai parking garage four weeks ago. A fire broke out under similar circumstances in Hong Kong on May 12.

This week’s upgrade is being distributed wirelessly to Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles worldwide, the Financial Times reports. The patch, which revises charge and thermal management protocols, will protect the battery and improve its service life, according to the carmaker.

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