Tesla has done it again, after another accident, this time worse than the others. Tesla has been under investigation, following their re-occurrence of a number of accidents.
A Tesla Model S burst into flames in dramatic fashion after only 20 minutes of driving. No one was injured but the incident was captured on camera.
It happened during a promotional test drive of the premium electric sedan in Bayonne, France this week.
Three people were in the car but they got out after the driver noticed smoke. Five minutes later, the entire car was on fire.
Although the cause of the blaze isn’t known, reports suggest the car gave a charging warning before catching alight, even though it wasn’t plugged in at the time.
“We are working with the authorities to establish the facts of the incident and offer our full cooperation,” Tesla said in a statement.
“The passengers are all unharmed. They were able to safely exit the vehicle before the incident occurred.”
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This new problem comes days after one of the American carmaker’s vehicles was involved in a crash in China.
Luo Zhen misunderstood the car’s “autopilot mode”, thinking it handled all aspects of driving such as steering and braking. The 33 year old is now blaming the company for not making the capabilities of the autopilot clear enough.