Tesla says it's investigating after a video emerged seeming to show one of its Model S cars exploding.
Footage began to spread in China on April 21 showing smoke emerging from a Tesla vehicle, which subsequently bursts into flames in a Shanghai parking lot, CNN reports.
Since 2013, at least 14 incidents have occurred involving Tesla vehicles catching fire, although typically after a crash, Reuters reports. In January 2019, the company was sued by the parents of a teenager who was killed in a Tesla crash, alleging the Model S has "inadequate measures to prevent a post-collision fire" and its battery pack is defective, per MarketWatch.
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Tesla confirmed that it's looking into the Shanghai incident, saying that "we immediately sent a team on-site and we're supporting local authorities to establish the facts." Other details about the apparent explosion aren't yet available, but Tesla said that "from what we know now, no one was harmed."
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