Tesla explodes after an accident on a Russian freeway
Final night time, a Tesla car concerned in a collision caught fireplace and exploded on a freeway close to Moscow, native media reported. The occupants have been barely injured, however the automotive is sporting toast.
The mannequin of the automotive just isn’t clear, nevertheless it appears to behave from a mannequin S or from a mannequin three. It was pushed by a 41-year-old Russian man who had his youngsters with him. He would have used a driver help operate (however not essentially the autopilot) and would have had his fingers on the steering wheel when he got here throughout a tow truck within the left lane.
The driving force broke his legs and the kids escaped with bruises, Reuters reported, however the automotive was not so fortunate. A while after the accident, the automotive caught fireplace and, shortly after, a pair of explosions occurred in his physique, apparently captured (I couldn’t affirm instantly) within the following video posted by an individual within the rolling visitors within the different route:
Firefighters arrived quickly and extinguished the flames. The circumstances of this accident are nonetheless unclear and there’ll undoubtedly be an investigation, as for any major problem of this sort. I requested Tesla for extra particulars and I’ll replace this put up if I heard it.
As automobiles crush and catch fireplace pretty usually, Teslas encounters a uncommon however recurrent fire-burst downside, even spontaneous. The distinctive risks of battery autos are after all attention-grabbing, however the sensational nature of the knowledge that surrounds them also can give a false concept of these risks. Tesla automobiles collide about as usually as different autos, however fires are uncommon.
The query of whether or not the autopilot was concerned just isn’t clear both. The driving force help mode that the motive force was utilizing was maybe only a cruise management or the like, and the motive force informed the press that he had not seen the tow truck. Till different info are identified, hypothesis is futile.