A Tesla spokesperson commented, "We immediately sent a team on-site and we're supporting local authorities to establish the facts". It should be noted that the video has yet to be verified as authentic. "From what we know now, no one was harmed".
It is the latest incident to hit Tesla this year, just as it is stepping up its presence in China.
The company is building its first overseas vehicle factory in Shanghai to ramp up annual production, tapping into the world's biggest auto market and avoiding some of the impact of Sino-US trade tensions.Читайте также: Realme 3 Pro is official with Snapdragon 710
In January, Tesla recalled over 14,000 Model S cars in China as part of the global automotive sector's effort to replace potentially risky airbags made by Japan's Takata.
Analysts said the latest fire incident would likely increase attention on the safety of EVs but was unlikely to have a significant impact on Tesla's sales or reputation in China while the cause was being investigated. Smoke suddenly appears from underneath the electric vehicle.
"Tesla self-ignites" was one of the most popular hashtags on Weibo on Monday, racking up over 20 million clicks.
In 2018, a Tesla auto driven by British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames, following another such incident involving a Model S model in France in 2016.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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