Tesla has been getting a bit of bad press recently due to crashes attributed to the Autopilot system and the latest report doesn’t exactly paint the company in a flattering light. Tesla has been on an “Electric Road Trip” tour across Europe and its stop in Biarritz, France proved to be more than it bargained for. According to reports, a Tesla Model S caught fire during a test drive.
The report claims that during the drive, the Model S 90D made a loud noise after which it displayed a visual alert on the dashboard saying that there was a problem with “charging.”
A company employee was present in the car who made the driver pull over and then the driver, a passenger in the back, and the employee both exited the car which caught fire only moments later.
Even though firefighters arrived on the scene quickly they couldn’t do much to salvage the car. The burned car looks quite similar to the one that caught fire while Supercharging in Norway a few months back.
No further details are available at this point in time. A spokesperson for Tesla said the following: “We are working with the authorities to establish the facts of the incident and offer our full cooperation. The passengers are all unharmed. They were able to safely exit the vehicle before the incident occurred. “