ess than a month after a parked Tesla exploded into flames in Shanghai, another Model S caught fire in a Hong Kong parking lot.
The incident occurred on Sunday in the city’s San Po Kong district. According to Apple Daily, the electric car started to emit smoke and fire about 30 minutes after it was parked and three explosions were heard. The vehicle owner said that he had charged the car at a Tesla station earlier that afternoon and that it wasn’t charging when the blaze began.
It took firefighters 45 minutes to extinguish the flames. No one was injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
After a Model S exploded into flames inside a parking lot in Shanghai in April, taking two adjacent cars with it, Tesla founder Elon Musk defended his vehicles, tweeting that electric cars are “over 500 percent” less likely to catch fire than those powered with combustion engines.
Reality is a Tesla, like most electric cars, is over 500% *less* likely to catch fire than combustion engine cars, which carry massive amounts of highly flammable fuel. Why is this never mentioned?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 23, 2019
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