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 Model S car exploding. It showed a parked Tesla S starting to emit smoke from its bonnet before exploding and bursting into flames, damaging surrounding cars. A time stamp on the video showed that it occurred on Sunday evening. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the origins of the video, which Weibo users said was taken in Shanghai. In March, Tesla also encountered a hiccup when Shanghai customs temporarily clearance for a batch of Tesla's Model 3 cars citing a labelling issue.
Source: Otago Daily Times April 22, 2019 01:41 UTC