Tesla confirmed it will launch a full investigation into a incident that saw a Model S P85 catch fire at a Supercharger station in Shanghai, China.
Electrek reports the vehicle wasn’t hooked up when it caught fire, though damage was done to the Supercharger station and a vehicle nearby. The incident follows a series of Model S fires, including one in Norway last year while the car was charging.
It’s unclear where the fire originated; i.e., if it was from an electrical malfunction or another factor inside of the vehicle’s cabin. Electrek says the incident is one of only a few known fires that occurred while the Model S wasn’t charging.
The publication does note, however, that Model S fires aren’t particularly unusual. The same model caught fire during a test drive last year, while Electrek also notes a an incident that saw a Model S that catch fire following an accident in Indianapolis.
Nobody was hurt
“We’re undergoing a full investigation and we’ll share our findings as soon as possible,” a Tesla spokesperson told Electrek.
As you can see in the Tweet below, the aftermath of the fire isn’t pretty. We’ll follow-up on this story if Tesla reports any unusual findings.
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