High Speed Car Accident — Tesla Model S Catches Fire

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The Tesla Model S has been in the news for various reasons, ranging from its design to its infamous autopilot features. Now, the American made Tesla Model S is back in the news, after it caught fire in a high speed crash.

High Speed Car Accident — Tesla Model S Catches Fire

The incident took place in Netherland, when a 53 year old driver crashed the car and was killed as well. Reports suggest that the Tesla Model S crashed at high speeds and upon impact, the electric car immediately caught fire, killing the driver.

High Speed Car Accident — Tesla Model S Catches Fire

By the time local firefighters reached the scene, the car was completely burnt. Firefighters had a tough time putting out the flame and avoid being electrocuted at the same time. The exact reason behind the fire is still unknown and according to a few experts, the reason could be because of one of the battery modules.

High Speed Car Accident — Tesla Model S Catches Fire

Tesla has dispatched its staff to the scene of the accident, and also helped firefighters put out the flame in a safe way. Tesla will investigate the matter and soon reveal the reason as to why the car caught fire upon impact.

High Speed Car Accident — Tesla Model S Catches Fire

The Tesla Model S is a fully electric car made by the American carmaker. The car's electric motor can help the Model S accelerate from 0 – 60km/h in just 2.5 seconds and can run up to 500km on a fully charged battery.

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Story first published: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:14 [IST]
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