TRENDING Tesla investigates vehicle igniting video: verification in process

TRENDING

Tesla investigates vehicle igniting video: verification in process

By Dong Feng | People's Daily app

09:30, April 22, 2019

A video posted on Twitter went viral on Monday, of a Tesla Model S suddenly self-igniting in a garage on Sunday. In response, Tesla said the company is verifying the accident, but no casualties are reported.

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Screenshot: Twitter.com

In the company’s official miniblog post, the statement said Tesla is contacting departments for support during the verification process. 

The video doesn’t reveal any obvious external force caused by the fire while the self-ignition incident in Florida this year was triggered by an accident.

In February, a Tesla Model S produced in 2016 hit a tree and caught fire, leaving the owner dead, the vehicle was reportedly ignited at least three times after being transferred to a parking lot by the police. It kept burning all day after the accident, the report by the Star Online said on March 29.

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