Tesla probes car fire in Shanghai

phys.org | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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US electric auto maker Tesla said Monday it had launched an investigation after a video circulating in China showed one of its cars suddenly burst into flames in a garage in Shanghai.

The security camera footage has become on the hottest topics on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform since it was posted on Sunday, now viewed 22 million times with the hashtag "Tesla self-ignites".

Video - Smoke - Tesla - Model - S

The video shows white smoke emerging from under what appears to be a Tesla Model S car in a parking garage before flames erupted around it. Other footage shows that the fire destroyed an Audi next to it.

"We're actively contacting and cooperating with relevant departments to learn more about...
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