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Tesla finally reveals why the Model S which caught fire in Shanghai, China

Tesla finally reveals why the Model S which caught fire in Shanghai, China

Tesla finally reveals why the Model S which caught fire in Shanghai, China

Tesla Model S fire

A few months ago in Shanghai China. A video went viral showing the moment a parked Tesla Model S in an underground garage suddenly caught fire for no reason. The CCTV footage which captured the incident showed the car just sitting there in the middle of other cars. Then suddenly the car burst into flames and burnt to ashes. Tesla reacted to the video and promised to investigate the cause of the fire. 

 

Now Tesla has finally concluded with its investigation and has come up with an explanation to the incident. The company says that a single battery module caused the fire. Tesla also said that it has revised its car settings to ensure more protection for batteries and prevent the further occurrence in future. 

 

Tesla made the announcement via its official Weibo account and said that a joint investigation team had investigated the incident. The company analysed the battery, vehicle history, software and manufacturing data in order to find out exactly what went wrong. 

 

According to its investigation, no vehicle defect was detected. Rather it was a single battery module that was located at the front of the car that exploded causing the fire. To protect its cars from this kind of incidents, Tesla has rolled out an Over the air (OTA) update for the Model S and Model X. This revises the charge settings and improves the protection as well as longevity of the batteries.

 

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