Tesla investigates incident of parked car exploding in Shanghai

Reuters

Posted at Apr 22 2019 11:09 AM

A file photo of a Tesla Model 3. Photo: Tesla Motors Inc's Instagram Page

SHANGHAI, China - US electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it had sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla car exploding.

The video was widely shared on China's Twitter-like Weibo, with the hashtag "Tesla self-ignites" becoming one of the most-read topics on the platform, being viewed over 5 million times.

"After finding out about this incident in Shanghai, we immediately sent a team to the scene. We are currently contacting relevant departments to understand the situation. Based on current information, no one was hurt," Tesla said on its official Weibo account.