According to fresh reports, a Tesla Model S 90D caught fire in France during a routine test drive over the weekend.
Electrek claims that during a test drive within the marque’s ‘Electric Road Trip’ across Europe, the Model S “made a loud noise” and displayed a warning on the dashboard that there was an issue with charging.
The Tesla employee in the passenger seat is said to have told the driver to pull over and just moments after, the electric sedan burst into flames. While fire crews responded to the blaze, the car was completely destroyed. All passengers escaped without injury.
In a statement, a Tesla spokesperson says that the firm is investigating the fire and working with the local authorities.
“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,” the company said.
While Tesla fires are heavily reported, fires involving electric cars are far less common than those of petrol and diesel vehicles.