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Tesla Model S battery bursts into flames, car “totally destroyed” in 5 minutes :: Ars Tech

A Tesla Model S has burst into flames during a test drive in the southwest of France. Four people were in the car, including a Tesla employee; they all escaped safely before the car was “totally destroyed” within five minutes of the fire starting.

Tesla confirmed the incident and said that it’s working with French authorities to determine exactly what happened, “and will share [their] findings as soon as possible.” A Tesla official said: “Nobody was harmed. The vehicle provided warning and passengers were able to safely exit the vehicle.”


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