If a Ford catches on fire, people assume it was an accident, and the incident barely registers a blip on the radar of car blogs and news sites. The company’s stock certainly feels no repercussions.
If a Tesla catches on fire, the news media explodes like a Fisker battery pack, and the stock takes a significant hit.
Why the difference?
Because people are looking for the downfall of Tesla. They anticipate one problem sitting just under the surface, unseen, until it erupts in a ball of flames for the world see.
Those people thought it finally happened when a Tesla Model S caught fire in a sleepy suburb of Seattle.