Tesla Deaths

Tesla Deaths is a record of Tesla accidents that involved a driver, occupant, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian death, whether or not the Tesla or its driver were at fault

Tesla Deaths

We provide an updated record of Tesla fatalities and Tesla accident deaths that have been reported and as much related crash data as possible (e.g. location of crash, names of deceased, etc.). This sheet also tallies claimed and confirmed Tesla autopilot crashes, i.e. instances when Autopilot was activated during a Tesla crash that resulted in death. Read our other sheets for additional data and analysis on vehicle miles traveled, links and analysis comparing Musk's safety claims, and more.

Tesla Deaths Total as of : 231 | Tesla Autopilot Deaths Count: 10 | Other Totals

Latest update: Several additions to 2021, first of 2022.


We have received requests to collect data to compare the number of Tesla-related fatalities to the collective number of deaths involving other manufacturers' electric vehicles, e.g. Audi with its eTron, VW with ID4, etc. To help with our research, we encourage visitors to please submit any news articles, official statements, or verifiable accounts of non-Tesla electric vehicle deaths by using the Tips form. Thank you.

Year   Date Country State Description Deaths Tesla driver Tesla occupant Other vehicle Cyclists/ Peds TSLA+cycl / peds Model AutoPilot claimed Verified Tesla Autopilot Death Source Note Deceased 1
Deceased 2
Deceased 3
Deceased 4
2022   1/1/2022 USA CA Single-collision on onramp 1 1 - - - 1 - - -          
2021   12/31/2021 USA CA Tesla crashes into trees 2 1 1 - - 2 - - -          
2021   12/24/2021 China   Tesla loses control and drives into river 1 1 - - - 1 - -          
2021   12/18/2021 USA CA Multi-car accident 1 - - 1 - - Y - -          
2021   12/15/2021 France   Crash in public area including 20 injuries 1 - - - 1 1 - - -          
2021   12/7/2021 USA AZ Vehicular collision 1 1 - - - 1 - - -          
2021   12/7/2021 Germany   Tesla crashes into trees, flames erupt 1 1 - - - 1 - - -   Armin W.      
2021   12/2/2021 China   Motorbiker killed by Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - -          
2021   12/1/2021 USA CA Collision with pole, battery ignited 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2021   11/29/2021 USA CA DUI crash with parked car 1 - - 1 - - - - -          
2021   11/15/2021 USA CA Pedestrian hit at crosswalk 1 - - - - 1   - -          
2021   11/8/2021 USA AZ Three car collision 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   11/8/2021 USA OH Tesla hits fixture, catches fire 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   11/6/2021 USA NV DUI crash 1 - 1 - - 1 Y - -          
2021   11/4/2021 USA FL Tesla hits bicyclist before crashing 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2021   10/28/2021 USA GA Multi-collision event on highway 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   10/15/2021 USA AZ Toyota hits Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   9/17/2021 USA IA Three-way car collision 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   9/13/2021 USA FL Tesla hits tree and ignites on fire 2 1 1 - - 2 S - -          
2021   9/4/2021 China   Tesla hit pedestrian crossing road 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2021   9/4/2021 USA FL Tesla runs stop sign, crashes into house 2 - 1 - 1 2 S - -          
2021   8/26/2021
Netherlands
  Tesla hits tree 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   8/25/2021 USA AZ Tesla runs a red light and hits another car 3 - - 3 - - - - -   Ariyanna Parsad
Jazmine Marquez
Kiyvon Martin
 
2021   8/17/2021 USA PA Tesla crashes into guardrail 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2021   7/26/2021
Netherlands
  Four vehicle collision, Tesla catches fire 1       -     - -          
2021   7/26/2021 USA NY Pedestrian hit on shoulder 1 - - - 1 1   1 1   Jean Louis      
2021   7/23/2021 USA GA Tesla Driver loses control and hits median barrier 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2021   7/21/2021 USA GA Tesla driver hits man on shoulder of highway 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2021   7/7/2021 USA CA Other driver dies in head-on collision 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2021   6/29/2021 USA CA Car crashes into Tesla, fire breaks out 2 1 - 1 - 1   - -          
2021   6/19/2021 USA MI Tesla hits power pole, runs off road, and ignites 2 1 1 - - 2   - -          
2021   6/16/2021 USA FL Tesla crashes, driver later dies in hospital 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   6/16/2021 Denmark   Driver loses control of car, crashes into tree 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   6/11/2021 USA WA Tesla crashes through backyard fence 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   6/11/2021 USA NY Driver crashes into senior living facility 1 - 1 - - 1   - -          
2021   6/1/2021 USA WA Tesla hits concrete barrier, later catches on fire 1 1 - - - 1   - -   Samuel James Morson      
2021   5/26/2021 USA VA Tesla involved in multi-car highway accident 4 - - 4 - -   - -          
2021   5/15/2021 China   Tesla hits police officers and kills one 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2021   5/7/2021 China   Tesla runs into back of truck 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   5/5/2021 USA CA Multi-event collision with truck on highway 1 1 - - - 1   1 -          
2021   4/17/2021 USA TX Tesla crashes into tree, bursts into fire 2     - - 2 S 2 -   William Varner
Everette Talbot
   
2021   4/17/2021 China  
Tesla hits concrete barrier and spontaneously combusts
1 - 1 - - 1   - -          
2021   4/16/2021 France   Tesla crashes into tree with 5 occupants 2     - - 2   - -          
2021   4/14/2021 USA TX Head-on collision involving a Tesla 1 1       1   - -          
2021   4/13/2021 Germany   Tesla goes off road, hits a tree, and bursts into flames 1 1 - - - 1 S - -          
2021   4/3/2021 USA PA Tesla loses control, hits railing and cut in half 2 1 1 - - 2   - -   Crystal Stash
Henry H. Abrahams
   
2021   4/1/2021 China   Driver hit traffic island, Tesla catches on fire 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2021   3/21/2021 UK  
Pedestrian hit in collision, later dies in hospital weeks later
1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2021   3/20/2021 Belgium   Driver runs over curb, loses control and hit pole 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   3/13/2021 UK   Tesla crashes into stationary van 1 - - 1 - - 3 - -          
2021   3/10/2021 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree, occupants killed 2 1 1 - - 1   - -          
2021   3/7/2021 USA OH 3 car collision near intersection 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   2/22/2021 USA CA High speed crash into telephone poll 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2021   1/22/2021 USA AZ Tesla crashes into tree, occupants killed 2 1 1 - - 2   - -          
2021   1/21/2021 USA CO Tesla hits car and car crashes, driver later dies 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   1/15/2021 USA FL Head-on collision involving a Tesla, other driver dies 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2021   1/10/2021 USA UT Car collides with Tesla, both drivers die 2 1 - 1 - -   - -          
2020   12/18/2020 Portugal   Tesla driver crashes into pole and dies in resulting fire 1 1   - - 1   - -          
2020   12/11/2020 USA FL
Pedestrians hit and run by Tesla, one died from injuries
1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2020   12/10/2020
South Korea
  Car went out of control and crashed into a wall 1 - 1 - - 1 X 1 -   Yoon Hong-geun      
2020   12/4/2020 USA CA Car loses control, goes airborne, hits telephone pole 1 - 1 - - 1   - -   Kevin Gallardo      
2020   11/16/2020 USA MO Five-vehicle pileup involving truck 1 - - 1 - - Y - -          
2020   10/31/2020 USA CA Car hit by a Tesla, driver later died from injuries 1 - - 1 - - Y - -          
2020   10/10/2020 USA CA Motorcyclist died after rear-ending a Tesla 1 - - 1 - - Y - -   Matthew Hathaway      
2020   10/7/2020 Belgium  
Driver going wrong direction hits Tesla, driver later dies
1 - - 1 - - 3   -          
2020   9/17/2020 USA GA
Tesla loses control and crashes into bus shelter, kills man inside
1 - - - 1 1 3 1 -          
2020   9/12/2020 USA CA Car lands on Tesla, other vehicle driver dies 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2020   9/6/2020 USA IL Tesla runs thru red light, crashes, driver dies at scene 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2020   9/5/2020 China   Tesla crashes into crowd, 2 dead and several injured 2 - - - 2 2 X - -          
2020   8/24/2020 USA VA
Two car collision at intersection, other driver dies afterwards
1 - - 1 - - X - -          
2020   8/13/2020 Germany   Tesla crashes into tree 1 1 - - - 1 X 1 -          
2020   8/12/2020 USA CA Tesla hits two cars along exit ramp & catches fire 2 1 1 - - 1   1 -   David Alan Brown      
2020   8/2/2020 USA CA
Tesla crashes into tree, ignites, kills driver and passenger
2 1 1 - - 1   - -          
2020   7/18/2020 USA UT Tesla races other car, other car crashes 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2020   6/23/2020 USA GA Vehicle collides with Tesla at intersection 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2020   6/21/2020 Germany  
Tesla veers into other lane, crashes into oncoming car
3 - - 3 - - 3 1 -   Claudia Günther
Frau Sarah
Claudias Mutter Sylvia
 
2020   6/17/2020 Canada   Motorcyclist killed in crash with Tesla 1 - - 1 - -     -          
2020   6/8/2020
Netherlands
  Driver has heart attack and crashes Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2020   5/25/2020 USA CA Tesla goes off cliff and later found 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2020   5/14/2020 USA CA Two-car collision 1 - - 1 - - 3 - -   Gary Marchi      
2020   5/5/2020 USA CA Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2020   5/4/2020 Norway   Tesla strikes and kills a man standing next to his truck 1 - - 1 - - S 1 1          
2020   4/24/2020
Netherlands
  Tesla runs off road, crashes, catches fire 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2020   4/3/2020 Taiwan   Tesla rolls over and catches on fire 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2020   4/1/2020 USA OH Tesla drive off road into tree 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2020   3/8/2020 USA GA Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -   Zachary Stringer      
2020   3/4/2020
Netherlands
  Three car collision 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2020   2/24/2020 Canada   Tesla drives off cliff 3 1 2 - - 3 3 - -   Mike Cochlin
Liam Cochlin
Quinn Cochlin
 
2020   1/31/2020 USA FL Nissan in front of Tesla loses control 1 - - 1 - - 3 - -   Arthur Henry Oliver      
2020   1/21/2020 Germany   Sudden unintended acceleration kills store patron 1 - - - 1 1 S - -          
2020   1/19/2020 Taiwan   Tesla t-bones sedan, kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X - -   Zhang      
2020   1/18/2020 USA CA Tesla strikes sign, burns 1 1 - - - 1 S - -          
2020   1/5/2020 USA NV Tesla runs red, strikes car, burns 1 - - 1 - -   - -   Sarina Astorga      
2020   1/4/2020 USA FL Tesla strikes Mercury 1 - - 1 - - 3 - -   Augustina Lillie      
2019   12/29/2019 USA IN Tesla rear ends parked fire truck 1 - 1 - - 1 3 1 1   Jenna Monet      
2019   12/29/2019 USA CA Tesla runs red light after exiting freeway 2 - - 2 - - S - -          
2019   12/23/2019 Slovenia   Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2019   12/19/2019 USA FL Police SUV strikes Tesla 2 1 1 - - 2   - -   Charles Barancik      
2019   12/11/2019 USA CA Tesla strikes turning Lexus 1 - - 1 - - X - -          
2019   12/10/2019 USA NV Kia rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2019   12/1/2019 USA TX Struck Ford veers into Tesla's lane 2 - - 2 - -   - -          
2019   11/24/2019 Taiwan   Tesla strikes divider, driver falls to death 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2019   11/22/2019 USA CA Tire strikes Tesla 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2019   11/21/2019 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S - -   Emelio Perez      
2019   11/20/2019 Austria   Tesla strikes impact attenuator 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -          
2019   11/20/2019 USA FL Tesla turns into oncoming traffic 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -   Robert Krottner      
2019   11/20/2019 USA CA Tesla in multi vehicle crash 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2019   11/14/2019 Germany   Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 - -          
2019   11/10/2019 USA FL Wrong way driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2019   11/7/2019 USA CA Two car collision 1 - - 1 - - 3 - -          
2019   11/1/2019 Norway   Three car collision 1 - - - - - S - -   Nina Mogster      
2019   10/19/2019 USA PA Man thrown from vehicle, struck by Tesla 1 - - 1 - - X - -  
Joan Fernando Valerio Jimenez
     
2019   10/17/2019 Germany   Tesla turns into oncoming motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2019   10/12/2019 USA CA Wrong way driver strikes Tesla, Tesla burns 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2019   9/22/2019 USA NV Tesla runs red light 1 - - 1 - - 3 - -          
2019   9/17/2019 USA FL Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 1 - - - 1   1 -
AP claimed in NHTSA complaint
       
2019   9/11/2019 USA OH Subaru strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - -   Marjorie Hill      
2019   9/11/2019 USA VA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - -   Wayne Marbury      
2019   9/8/2019 USA CA Honda rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2019   9/7/2019 USA PA Tesla drives through T intersection, into woods 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - -   Daniel J. Rodkey      
2019   9/1/2019 Germany   Tesla into oncoming traffic 2 - - 2 - -   - -          
2019   8/24/2019 USA CA Tesla rear ends Ford 1 - - 1 - - 3 1 1          
2019   8/15/2019 Germany   Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2019   7/21/2019 USA DE Tesla drives into office building, kills occupant 1 - - - 1 1 3 - -   Kaity West      
2019   7/21/2019 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 - -          
2019   7/13/2019 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2019   7/8/2019 USA IA Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2019   6/30/2019 USA CA Single car crash near Menifee 1 1 - - - 1 3 1 -
Case ID: 91121642
       
2019   6/7/2019 Ukraine   Tesla strikes construction vehicle 1 - 1 - - 1 X - -          
2019   6/4/2019 USA CA Six vehicle crash 1 - - 1 - - S - -   Janet Genao      
2019   5/31/2019 USA CA Tesla rear ends Ford 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2019   4/30/2019 Spain   Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2019   4/25/2019 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S 1 1          
2019   4/15/2019 USA CA Tesla strikes on-ramp curb 1 - 1 - - 1   - -          
2019   3/18/2019 Canada   Tesla strikes pole, burns 1 1 - - - 1 X - -          
2019   3/10/2019 USA FL BMW strikes Tesla 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - -          
2019   3/1/2019 USA FL Autopilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 3 1 1          
2019   2/24/2019 USA FL Tesla crashes into tree, burns 1 1 - - - 1 S - -   Omar Awan      
2019   2/18/2019 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 1 - - - 1 S - -          
2019   1/30/2019 Holland   Driver mistakenly believes Autopilot is on 1 - - 1 - - S 1 -          
2018   12/30/2018 USA VA Early morning, single car collision 1 1 - - - 1 3 - -
Car model confirmed in personal correspondence
Rod Rhines      
2018   12/26/2018 USA NH Burned in New Ipswich crash 1 - 1 - - 1 X - -          
2018   11/15/2018 Denmark   Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2018   11/10/2018 USA FL Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - X - -          
2018   11/9/2018 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree 2 - 2 - - 2 S - -
John Renner, investigation #18119-2207
       
2018   10/26/2018 Canada   Tesla drives off road 1 - 1 - - 1 S - -   James Accurso      
2018   9/21/2018 USA CA Single car collision in Anaheim on SR-91 1 1 - - - 1 S - -          
2018   9/15/2018 Japan   Tesla rear ends stopped car 2 - - 2 - - X - -          
2018   8/4/2018 Holland   Tesla crashes into tree 1 - 1 - - 1 S   -          
2018   7/24/2018 USA MO Concrete falls on Tesla 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2018   5/20/2018 USA CA Tesla drives into pond 1 1 - - - 1 S - -   Keith Leund      
2018   5/10/2018
Switzerland
  Tesla drives into median, burns 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2018   5/8/2018 USA FL Two teens trapped in burning Tesla 2 1 1 - - 2 S - -   Edgar Martinez
Barrett Riley
   
2018   4/29/2018 Japan   Sleeping Tesla driver kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - X 1 1          
2018   4/28/2018 USA OH Ohio prom night crash 1 - 1 - - 1 S - -          
2018   3/23/2018 USA CA Autopilot into highway barrier 1 1 - - - 1   1 1          
2018   3/12/2018 China   Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2018   3/12/2018 Norway   Sudden unintended acceleration into wall 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2017   11/22/2017
Switzerland
  Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2017   11/14/2017 Australia   Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2017   9/24/2017 USA TN Tesla drives off road 1 1 - - - 1   - -
A Twitter search for "Cruzelite" and "Tesla" confirms Joel owned a Tesla. Joel also had a TMC account.
Joel Michael      
2017   8/13/2017 USA AZ Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - -   - -   Greg Dolphin      
2017   7/21/2017 USA AZ Wrong way driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2017   6/25/2017 USA CA Tesla strikes Camry 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2017   6/10/2017 USA HI Unclear; see note at right 1 - - 1 - - S - -
News report describes a speeding driver striking a Tesla; video footage and Copart photos of car show an unblemished Tesla missing a rear wheel, suggesting another of Tesla's characteristic "snap off" wheels
       
2017   5/11/2017 USA FL Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - -   - -   Bryant Gonzalez      
2017   4/26/2017 Norway   Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2017   3/13/2017 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2017   1/17/2017 Germany   Driver died in pileup 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2016   12/20/2016 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X - -   James Scott      
2016   11/23/2016 USA IL Driver dead in Winnebago County 1 1 - - - 1 S - -
In NHTSA-FARS database, CaseNum=964&StateNum=17&CaseYear=2016
       
2016   11/3/2016 USA IN Indianapolis fire 2 1 1 - - 2   - -   Casey Speckman
Kevin McCarthy
   
2016   10/10/2016 USA NH Pileup 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2016   10/7/2016 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 -   1 - -   - -          
2016   9/7/2016 Holland   Drove into wooded ravine 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2016   9/1/2016 USA FL Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2016   8/15/2016 USA CA Tesla rear ended 1 - 1 - - 1 S - -          
2016   7/29/2016 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2016   7/22/2016 USA CA Passat strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - -          
2016   6/8/2016 USA HI Nissan Altima wrong way into Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2016   5/7/2016 USA FL Autopilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1   1 1   Joshua Brown      
2016   4/22/2016 USA CA Pedestrian killed in pileup 1 - - - 1 1 S - -          
2016   4/8/2016 USA OH Chevy Cobalt wrong way into Tesla 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2016   1/20/2016 China   AutoPilot into street sweeper 1 1 - - - 1 S 1 1   Gao Yaning      
2015   12/28/2015 USA TX Sudden unintended acceleration into pool 1 1 - - - 1   - -          
2015   12/22/2015 Canada   Struck by dumptruck 1 1 - - - 1     -          
2015   11/18/2015 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2015   6/22/2015 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1   - -   Tim Devine      
2015   1/22/2015 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 S - -   Peter Kleis      
2014   12/30/2014 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1   - -  
Louis Francis Thoelecke
     
2014   7/14/2014 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - -   - -          
2014   7/4/2014 USA CA Thief crashes stolen Tesla 1 1 - - - 1   - -   Joshua Slot      
2014   7/4/2014 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 3 - - 3 - -   - -          
2013   11/2/2013 USA CA Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1   - -          
2013   4/2/2013 USA CA Tesla veers into opposite lane 2 - - 2 - - S - -  
Alberto Casique-Salinas
Armando Garcia-Gonzales
   
                                         
          164 50 25 69 17 91 14 7            
          67 23 7 22 11 43   7 3 Abroad            
          231 73 32 91 28 134 21 10 Total            
                                         
                                         
          2022              
          1              
          2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021              
          3 6 5 16 11 21 50 44 74              
                                         
        Note: Autopilot released Oct 14, 2015                              

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many Tesla Autopilot crashes have resulted in death?

Based on conclusions from completed and ongoing NHTSA investigations as well as expert testimony in court cases pertaining to the specific crashes, the confirmed total is currently ten crashes leading to ten deaths. That said, there are at least seven other incidents in the US alone that the NHTSA investigated according to a FOIA request from Reuters. Our dataset features the seven likely incidents.

Q: What does all of this mean? What can we compare these Tesla accident numbers to?

The IIHS periodically releases fatality data based on car by type and driver deaths per million registered vehicle years. The closest categorization to apply to Tesla's is large or midsized luxury SUVs as they certainly are not cheap, what with the total cost of a hard-to-find standard Model 3 is still more than 35,000 USD. As shown by the IIHS chart, there are multiple models that have zero. We invite the users to calculate the rates for the other models to understand the comparison better.
IIHS chart for 2017 luxury midsized cars
Available at IIHS.org

As of , we are aware of the following non-Tesla electric vehicle deaths:

August 12, 2021: Nio - ES8 - 1 death (https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3145672/fatal-crash-involving-nios-autopilot-function-sparks-online)

May 27, 2021: Nissan - Leaf - 1 death (https://bristowbeat.com/stories/young-man-dies-in-bristow-road-car-crash,6851)

Nov. 9, 2020: Chevrolet - Bolt - 1 death (https://kyiv.24tv.ua/ru/kieve-legkovushka-nasmert-sbil-policejskij-kriminalnye-novosti-ukrainy_n1455187)

Feb 28, 2020: Renault - Zoe - 2 deaths (https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18268675.two-women-die-serious-car-crash-a27-near-chichester/)

June 18, 2020: Jaguar - IPace - 1 death (https://www.bt.no/nyheter/lokalt/i/vQa4ym/19-aaring-doede-etter-ulykke-paa-soeraas)

July 31, 2019: Nissan - Leaf - 1 death (https://www.pipestonestar.com/articles/collision-claims-life-of-71-year-old-balaton-woman/)

May 29, 2012: BYD - e6 electric taxi - 1 death (https://www.greencarreports.com/...)

Q: Why do you include deaths where the Tesla was not at fault?

NHTSA death statistics cited by Elon Musk do not differentiate between at-fault and not-at-fault. All manufacturers are treated the same way. For the purposes of calculating Tesla fatalities in accordance with NHTSA methodology, we also do not include the many deaths in other vehicles, despite Teslas being at fault in the majority of those cases.

Q: Why do you include deaths in other vehicles, as well as pedestrian and cyclist deaths?

There is also a column that shows only driver deaths.

Q: Your data captures all driving miles. But Autopilot is safer!

See the Jalopnik article on the Resources tab, which discusses the NHTSA coverup of Autopilot data.

Q: You are just counting deaths in news articles. You can't base any conclusions on that.

Deaths reported in news articles are a lower bound on Tesla deaths and Tesla accidents in general.

Q: Tesla only has 3x the driver deaths of luxury vehicles because you're comparing Tesla to Lamborghinis and Bugattis that are seldom driven.

No. The 'Medium' article on the Resources tab compares Teslas to BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes.

Q: You include a death where a piece of concrete fell on a Tesla. That's absurd!

See the first question above. Auto fatality statistics include all deaths, no matter how absurd. So to compare Tesla to other vehicles, we need to include all deaths.