The fire that destroyed one of the first examples of Tesla Model S Plaid it would have flared up in a completely “spontaneous” way. These are the first conclusions that emerged from the findings of the Pennsylvania state authorities where the accident occurred a few days ago. The fire that enveloped the electric of the Elon Musk brand it was tamed after three hours of intense work by the Gladwyne Fire Brigade with the car owner luckily managing to leave the cockpit after initially being trapped inside.
Tesla Model S Plaid, three hours to ‘turn it off’
From Tesla, there has not yet been any response to the appeals from the motorist’s lawyers, with lawyers requesting an intervention from the Palo Alto brand to undertake to analyze what remains of the Model S Plaid to try to determine the causes. of the fire. According to what the owner of the electric sedan testified, an entrepreneur specializing in cryptocurrencies whose company holds a major stake in Tesla, no accidents would have occurred before the flames engulfed the car, with the car not hitting anything or malfunctioning. A short circuit or a battery problem could be among the causes of the fire but only further analysis will be able to ascertain how one of the first Tesla Model S Plaids delivered was completely destroyed.
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The car had been delivered a few days ago to the entrepreneur who had a handful of opportunities to get behind the wheel. One of these was even about to prove fatal to him: second the owner’s testimony in fact, the car door unlocked immediately, with the car continuing for a few meters until, thanks to the weight of his body, the man was unable to force it to open and leave the cockpit, thus avoiding to be burned alive.