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Another Tesla Model S has caught fire in the United States, for the third time in a month, while it was being driven on Interstate 24, in Smyrna, Tennessee.

The third reported incident in which a Tesla Model S has caught fire has been announced recently and it’s coming from the United States. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the vehicle in question has been driven on Interstate 24 by 38-year old Juris Shubayama, when it ran over a tow hitch, which hit the undercarriage of the vehicle and caused the electrical fire. The Tesla Model S’ third incident is still under investigation.

For those of you who don’t know what a Tesla Model S is we will tell you that it’s a full sized electric vehicle, officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and put into production in 2012. The Tesla Model S is being assembled in Fremont, California, and it’s also available in some European markets starting from this year. As far as the engine goes, this is a 416 HP (310 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) electric motor, which can offer a total range of up to 426 km (265 miles) on the 85 kWh version. The cheapest Tesla Model S costs 69,900 USD, over-seas.

Source: Reuters