When it comes to discussing Tesla in any way, shape or form, there is always a hot topic, whether it be Elon Musk, the company itself or actual Tesla vehicles. This time, however, a Tesla is literally a fire that Twitter user @ ShanghaiJayin shared an excerpt of what appears to be a Tesla Model S randomly catching fire in a parking lot.
Details are scarce, but it shows a Tesla Model S just chillin & # 39; in a parking lot when it comes out of nowhere, it goes from 0 to 100 incredibly fast as a plume of white smoke comes out from under the car. Of course, in most cases, smoke burns with smoke and shortly after the white plume became visible, model S broke immediately into a fireball.
"Good or bad, negative or positive, I want to post something about Tesla or EVs in China. This happened today in Shanghai, China. First generation Tesla Model S got fire underground parking," wrote the Twitter user.
Shortly thereafter, Shanghai Jay sent a follow-up film of the aftermath of the specific Tesla fire, apparently stating that the fire is also consuming the bad Audi beside model S.
Some quality control problems lately have led to Tesla fires too. But Tesla is under fire (no pun intended) to investigate the building quality of its models, not the only controversy surrounding the industrial disruptive luxury EV vending machine. The use of lithium-ion batteries has also had a good proportion of criticism, especially in large-scale applications, as they give a greater fire threat due to the volatility of the materials used.
In most cases with lithium ion batteries fire hazard, the cause is usually attributed to a compromised or blocked battery cell or an electrical short circuit. However, one respondent noted that in order to get Tesla's massive battery pack to catch fire like this, more than one of its 7,000-plus cells must be compromised for it to burn it quickly.