Another Tesla Model S Fire, This Time in Toronto, Canada

It seems that every time Tesla tries to put out one fire, another one springs up… While the electric carmaker from California was waiting for the outcome of a U.S. investigation into crash- and charger-related fires, it came to learn about a new incident that occurred in Toronto, Canada, earlier this month. According to Bloomberg News citing a report from the Business Insider, the four-month old Tesla Model S was parked in a garage unplugged, when the fire erupted. No one was hurt. The report mentioned that the owner had just come home from a drive. “After a few moments, the owner’s fire detector went off and the fire department was called. Though the fire was intense, the firemen were able to put it out quickly,” said the news site. Tesla sent its own team of people to investigate the Toronto fire and issued the following statement on the matter (you may want to skip to the second paragraph…): “Dealing with occasional fires is something that every car company has to do, as no vehicle is completely fireproof under all circumstances. What matters is the number of such incidents per car, and it is worth noting that gasoline car companies experience an average of five to ten times more fires per car than Tesla. The Model S continues to have the best safety track record of any vehicle in the world,” said the company. “In this particular case, we don’t yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire.” The Business Insider added that, “the company also offered to take care of the damages and inconvenience caused by the fire, but the owner declined”.