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Tesla executives emphasized that luxury electric vehicle is for the road, following a new recall the Silicon Valley automaker’s charging technology.

On the day of its Detroit show press conference, announced a recall of about of its 2013 Model S sedan’s because the adapter, cord or outlet could overheat charging and cause fires. The were not recalled.

The recall, Tesla is fixing by software sent electronically to customers, to a recent wave of negative surrounding the much-hyped electric Tesla also recently to a National Highway Traffic Administration inquiry after Model S sedans experienced some of which involved over debris in the road. reaffirmed the car’s 5-star rating and there has been no related to that.

Though Tesla founder and CEO Musk did not attend the North International Auto Show, he again to Twitter to minimize the impact and express his frustration the regulatory regimen all automakers

“The word ‘recall’ to be recalled,” Musk tweeted.

Jerome Guillen, Tesla vice president, said 99% of Model S adapters had already an over-the-air software upgrade to fix the issue. Tesla said the affects nearly every S and adapter the company produced for

Guillen said there been no serious injuries in a S crash despite 168 million of driving.

“This is one of the safest, if not the cars on the road,” Guillen

The recall didn’t scare off who rushed into Tesla’s after executives announced at the show that fourth-quarter of the Model S sedan totaled units, about 20% above

Shared of the Palo Alto, company soared more 15.7% to $161.19, it highest price since Nov. 5.

who attended the company’s auto press conference expecting news came away

Guillen declined to say when the would introduce its all-new X electric crossover. But he told the Press that the vehicle reach production by late Some industry observers the automaker to reveal the production of the vehicle at the Detroit auto

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“Model X is being worked on Guillen said. “The you don’t see here today are on the Model X.”

Tesla also it would double its number of stores — a form of dealerships — year and would deliver its units in China within

In keeping with its nontraditional Tesla executives didn’t use a during the press conference, in to the other auto companies’ scripted events, and there no chairs for observers.

The executives took questions from the a rarity at the Detroit auto where journalists typically ask face-to-face with executives presentations.

In a media scrum lasting one minute following the press Guillen addressed Musk’s

“Elon is a very busy he runs two companies and he has to juggle a lot of Guillen said.

Tesla Model S owners affected by its can verify that they received the updated software by the vehicle’s center information Additionally, Tesla will owners a replacement NEMA adapter that is equipped an internal thermal fuse.

Nathan Bomey: 313-223-4743 or Follow him on Twitter @NathanBomey.

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