Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) had a bad news to deal with its Model S. The company’s model caught fire at a Supercharger station in Norway. During the mid-charge, the vehicle was burst into flames, and that left it to completely destroy the sports utility vehicle (SUV). Though the cause of fire was not known, the police said that the blast has damaged the Super Charging station also.
Not Possible To Recharge
Following the incident, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) indicated that it would not be possible to fast-charge its vehicles on Brokerlandsheia without any further information. The police are said to be investigating the incident while the company has assured that an inquiry would be initiated on its own and would also share the findings as quickly as possible. The vehicle was driven to ashes even before the emergency services reached the spot.
It appears that it was not the first time that such an incident has happened. A few years back, the same Model S was caught on fire in a Toronto garage. Later, the wall charger unit was blamed for the flames. A member of the fire brigade told the media that it was a challenging task to find out the cause of fire when it comes to electric vehicles.
Fairly New Thing
According to Anders Torbjornsen, worldwide, electric car makers were using the batteries made of lithium, which was a metal and that it was highly inflammable. That included Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Therefore, it makes firefighting a tough task. At Agder, electric vehicle catching fire was a new experience. It would look as if that it was a rare phenomenon that an electric vehicle burnt. However, once it catches fire, then lithium batteries make it a difficult one. Even as the fire personnel were trying to bring the flames under the control, the vehicle gets completely damaged.
In any case, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) would not have liked the year to start with such a bad news as it prepares to launch Model 3 before the first quarter ends. That is fully devoted to the mass market.