Reading Jalopnik these days may leave you thinking that the Tesla Model S is the only car to ever catch fire. That is not the case! In fact, it is so common, in-car fire extinguishers are sold as common safety equipment, even for regular passenger cars. Like these!
Here are some other car manufacturers that have had to recall cars over fire concerns. And most of them have been building these things for 50 years or more!
And that was just the first couple of links from the google search! So, calm down everyone. Electric cars are coming to make the world better. Try not to wet yourselves.