A Tesla Model S caught fire while plugged-in at a Supercharger in Norway, and almost completely burned down to nothing. The event happened at 14.30 Friday afternoon (local time) at a Tesla fast-charging station in Gjerstad, Norway
The picture you see above was taken about an hour after the fire started. Local fire department reported that they couldn’t do much, they are told not to use water to try to extinguish a battery fire and therefore they pretty much let it burned down, which led to the state of the vehicle you can see below.
Fortunately, no one was in the car when it caught on fire. The cause of the fire is not known at the moment, but Tesla is reportedly already investigating the case and we will update if we know more.
Update – A Tesla spokesperson sent us the following statement:
“Nobody was harmed. We are undergoing a full investigation and will share our findings as soon as possible.”
As far as we know, this is the first reported instance of a Model S catching fire while charging at a Supercharger. There has been a few instances of Model S’s catching fire before, but after hitting objects on the road at high-speed, which is not uncommon for any type of car.
Gallery of picture via FVN.no:
Featured image: Rune Hagestrand via FVN.no