Tesla has announced they are urgently investigating a video that has appeared on social media showing a Model S parked and then catches fire in a Shanghai car park.
The time stamp on the video shows the car exploded on Sunday evening, the footage shows other cars parked around the Tesla are seriously damaged.
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
Tesla said in a statement, “We immediately sent a team onsite and we’re supporting local authorities to establish the facts. From what we know now, no one was harmed.”
Electric car manufacturer is aiming to increase their sales in China as the country provides 20% of Tesla revenues.
To date there has been 14 instances where Tesla cars have caught fire since 2014, in 2014 Elon Musk’s company installed triple underbody shield to the Model S cars to reduce the risk of fire.