Enlarge / Smoke billows out from under a Tesla Model S shortly before it erupted into flames in a parking garage in Shanghai, China, on April 21st. (credit: Weibo)
Tesla is sending an investigative team to a Shanghai parking garage to see if it can determine what caused a Model S electric vehicle to explode into flames over the weekend. News of the car’s spontaneous combustion spread on social media, complete with CCTV footage from the parking garage. Wisps of smoke begin to emerge from underneath the Model S, which then explodes into flame.
Good or bad, negative or positive I will post anything about Tesla or EVs in China. This happened today in Shanghai, China 1st generation Tesla Model S caught Fire underground car park.#Tesla #TeslaChina #ModelS #Fire #China #Shanghai #特斯拉 #中国 $TSLA pic.twitter.com/HOwMcvulV1
— Jay in Shanghai (@ShanghaiJayin) April 21, 2019
According to the local fire department’s Weibo account, two other cars were also damaged by the fire. Tesla also used Weibo to make a statement acknowledging the fire and its participation in the investigation.
“After learning about the accident that occurred in Shanghai, we sent the team to the scene last night,” Tesla wrote (according to a Google translation). “We are actively contacting relevant departments and supporting the verification. According to current information, there are no casualties.”
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