The Metropolitan Fire Department has given all the details of the incident via Twitter (Via Gizmochina). 6,000 gallons of water were required to control the flames. At the moment the cause of the fire in the Tesla Model S electric car is not known, but the good thing is that no victims were reported in this incident.
The vehicle’s battery compartment caught fire spontaneously while traveling at freeway speeds on EB Hwy 50. The fire was extinguished with approximately 6,000 gallons of water, while the battery cells continued to burn. Fortunately no injuries were reported. pic.twitter.com/PRmlWzQdXS
— Sacramento Metro Fire (@metrofirepio) January 29, 2023
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department was following specific instructions given by Tesla to deal with the battery fire. However, he had to face great difficulties in extinguishing the fire in the battery, as it kept re-igniting after an interval of time.
There was also an incident in December of last year regarding the Tesla Model S, where the owner of a Model S electric car claimed that his car would not charge when it was cold. The owner of a Tesla Model S shared a video on the short video sharing platform TikTok, in which he claims that his electric car was unable to charge in the cold.
He charged the first EV at home, but he didn’t charge the car. After this, he took this car to the Tesla supercharger station, where he plugged his car into the charger again, but his car was not charged here either. The outside temperature at the time of the incident was around -7°C.
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