A video showing a supposed white Tesla Model S exploding in Shanghai has been widely shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo, prompting the company to investigate.
The video began circulating on April 21 with the hashtag #Tesla self-ignites” (特斯拉自燃) trending in Twitter. According to a Tesla China spokesperson, the company has sent a team to invistigate the incident.
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) 21 April 2019
Recently in the US, a parked Tesla caught fire after being transported to a garage in Pennsylvania to investigate its possible role in a fire that broke out in a garage attached to its owner’s home.
In this case, Tesla also declared that it’s investigating the incident.
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