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Tesla Model S Torched In Weird Supercharger Fire

Tesla is investigating what appears to be an unusual fire that torched a Model S P85 at a Supercharger station in Shanghai. And the vehicle reportedly wasn’t charging at the time it set fire.

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Electrek reported that it’s unclear if the fire originated from the vehicle itself or something inside the cabin. Another Model S was also impacted by the fire.

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Stories about fires involving Model S vehicles aren’t new, and the ratio between the number of fires involving the total number of Model Ss on the road is minute. In January 2016, a Model S caught fire while charging at a station in Norway, and last August another lit up during a test drive.

Electrek reported that the company said it was investigating what happened. “No one was harmed in this incident,” a spokesperson told the site. “We’re undergoing a full investigation and we’ll share our findings as soon as possible.”

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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