Why and how the Tesla car catches fire? According to a Tesla owner in Canada, his electric crossover alerted him of an issue, shut down, smoked, and then caught fire while he was driving. He also says that breaking the window was the only way to escape from the burning car.
According to Teslarati, the Tesla Model Y driver was driving in Vancouver, Canada, when the vehicle lost power and shut down. Smoke began pouring into the Tesla’s air vents shortly after the power outage. According to CTV News, Jutha said:
“The doors wouldn’t open. The windows wouldn’t go down. I kicked through the window, climbed out, and called 911 right away.”
Tesla car catches fire
Jutha acquired his Tesla Model Y SUV in 2021 and has only owned it for about eight months. According to reports, the Model Y’s doors would not open after the power shut off. Fortunately, before the vehicle was engulfed in flames, the driver was able to escape via the driver’s side window.
Tesla vehicles do include an emergency release switch that, if activated, will open the doors in the event of a power outage. During a high-pressure, life-threatening scenario, however, Jutha said that using the emergency release was not simple.
The video, which is 12 minutes in length, was shot by someone who was witnessing the event. The Model Y is clearly on fire as you can see. Jutha says:
” … it just said error, error, error. My car just started going into flames, not flames but it’s smoking up, my battery died on my Tesla and I don’t know what happened. All of a sudden the battery started smoking. My car just got set on fire. The whole car is on fire right now.”
Despite the fact that Tesla fires don’t happen very often, they do occur. Gas vehicles are burnt every day, according to some people, so the media shouldn’t focus on electric vehicle fires as much. However, in the eyes of many people, EVs are relatively recent, and they anticipate that a problem like this won’t go unnoticed.
How many Tesla cars have caught on fire?
Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on battery fires, but the company has produced over 1.6 million vehicles throughout its history. According to GLJ Research’s Gordon Johnson, Tesla has had around 160 incidences involving combustion batteries, so the 0.01% drop calculation appears to be correct.
What car catches on fire the most?
According to data compiled by the automobile insurance comparison site, plug-in hybrids and hybrid-electric cars have a greater fire danger than any other power supply, with 3,474 blazes per 100,000 sales.