The footage, not yet officially verified for authenticity, shows a stationary car in a parking lot burst into flames. The car is recognisable as a Tesla Model S.
Tesla said in a statement: “After learning about the incident in Shanghai, we immediately sent the team to the scene last night,”
“We are actively contacting relevant departments and supporting the verification. According to current information, there are no casualties.”
This is not the first time a Tesla has apparently burst into flames. In 2018, a vehicle belonging to UK film director, Michael Morris, caught fire. Another Tesla car fire was reported in France in 2016. No-one was hurt on either occasion.
For top-quality car servicing up to 60% cheaper than the main dealers – choose Servicing Stop! FREE car collection and delivery offered on all bookings!