Tesla Model S Plaid catches fire on the street, U.S. traffic safety agency may intervene in investigation

On the morning of July 2nd, Beijing time, it was reported that local fire officials in Pennsylvania, USA, announced that a new Model S Plaid produced by Tesla Inc. caught fire in Haverford, the state on Tuesday, while the driver was driving. Seated.

After the above accident, the lawyer representing the driver told the media that the driver first saw smoke from the rear of his 2021 Model S Plaid, so he hurriedly opened the door to get off the car, but there seemed to be a problem with the unlocking system. He was driving the door very badly. Strenuous. After the driver got out of the car, the electric car began to move on its own and was swallowed by flames.

The detailed identity of the car owner is not yet known. He entrusted two lawyers to represent the follow-up affairs.

Fire officials said that after the car caught fire, two groups of firefighters arrived at the scene and it took three hours to deal with the fire.

The local fire chief Charles McGarvey said that after the fire was extinguished, the firefighters moved the Model S Plaid to a safe place overnight, and then the owner took the accident car away. In the future, car owners will entrust an independent agency to investigate the vehicle and determine the cause of the fire.

McGowan said that the fire department has contacted Tesla and will disclose more information about the fire through public channels in the future.

A spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that he is aware of the car fire that occurred in Pennsylvania, and the agency is contacting relevant agencies and automakers to collect more information. The spokesperson said that if the investigation results or data prove that the product has inherent safety hazards, NHTSA will take appropriate measures to protect public rights.

Another agency of the US federal government responsible for traffic safety, the US Transportation Safety Board, told the media that it had not launched an investigation into the Tesla electric car accident.

Model S Plaid is Tesla’s more powerful power model for two luxury electric vehicles. Earlier, Tesla CEO Musk promised in a well-known audio program that the Model S Plaid will be delivered in February this year. However, the product skipped tickets and the new cars began to be delivered to consumers in June.

In April, Musk explained that the development of Model S Plaid mode has encountered more difficult challenges than expected. The development team needs to invest more energy to ensure the safety of Model S and Model S batteries in this mode.

Tesla is about to announce the production and delivery of electric vehicles in the second quarter. At present, the company has not disclosed the number of new Model S and Model S Plaid that have been delivered to consumers.