The Tesla Model S has acceleration like a supercar, and sometimes it can burn like one too. According to news reports, a Model S caught fire at a Supercharger station in Norway this afternoon.
State news agency NRK reports (via Google translate) that no one was injured in the blaze. The owner of the car set it to charge and then left, and then at some point it began to burn, NRK reported. Users on Reddit’s r/teslamotors claim the Supercharger station was a “temporary” one. More photos of the blaze can be seen at the newspaper Fædrelandsvennen.
The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but firefighters had to use special chemical foam to extinguish the burning lithium batteries.
Few other details about the blaze were immediately available, but Tesla will likely investigate the fire along with local authorities, as the automaker has done before.
The Model S has been involved in a handful of documented fires in the past few years, as a result of both crashes and charging (although Tesla has disagreed on the latter cause.)
We reached out to Tesla for comment and will update if we hear back. More on this as we get it.
Update: A Tesla spokesperson said this:
Nobody was harmed. We are undergoing a full investigation and will share our findings as soon as possible.
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