A Tesla Model S all-electric sedan has caught fire just a day before bringing you this news and the incident has been caught on camera.
The vehicle in question is said to have been involved in a crash and this is why it caught fire. Firefighters, who arrived at the scene, used water, but this only seemed to intensify the fire, so they were forced to use a dry chemical extinguisher. After they have put out the fire, they removed the front end of the car and found one of the batteries still burning. According to witnesses, the driver of the Model S managed to escape unharmed.
The Tesla Model S being transformed into a pile of burned metal, plastic and rubber has been seen by investors, which lead to a drop of shares by as much as 9.1 percent. The Tesla Model S has been in production ever since 2012 and it has a rear-motor, rear-wheel drive layout. The vehicle, which is assembled in Fremont, California, is available in three versions, with 420 HP (310 kW) and 600 Nm of torque (443 lb-ft), on the 85 kWh version, with 360 HP (270 kW) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) and with 302 HP (225 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft).