From 2013 to date has seen no less than 14 cases of car fires, Tesla, and most of them happened after the accident. The evening of April 21 in Shanghai happened, seemingly impossible — Moldel car Tesla S parked in the Parking lot, on their own caught fire and exploded. However, he has damaged nearby cars and now Tesla is trying to figure out why all this happened. From the results of the investigation depend on the company’s sales in China — if the cause was weighty, they can fall significantly.
Video from surveillance cameras has spread rapidly on the social network Weibo, which is China’s as popular as Twitter in other countries. This publicity can seriously harm the company’s sales in the Asian market, although it is already building there own plant Gigafactory, which is expected to gather new crossovers Tesla Model Y.
We immediately sent a team to the scene. At the moment we only know that nobody has suffered, — has declared the Tesla.
With all this analyst Alan Kang, CEO, LMC Automotive believes that if the incident will be accidental, and in cars you will not find serious fault, the reputation of Tesla will not tolerate change. The fact that Tesla’s consumer base in China is not particularly conservative, as the country has long been promoting the market for electric cars.
Tesla is beforehand reminded that the risk of fire of electric cars is still 10 times less, than transport with internal combustion engines. The fleet consists of 500 000 cars that traveled more than 10 billion miles, which proves their safety. Whatever it was, the explosion calmly standing car still seems a strange phenomenon, and you need to get to the truth.
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