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Watch: Tesla probe after Model S explodes in car park

by Peter Smyth Tech Journalist
22nd Apr 19 2:18 pm

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.


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.


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