Tesla (TSLA) Model S Electric Luxury Sedan Catches Fire In Tennessee, Third Such Fire In Six Weeks

A Tesla Model S Electric Luxury Sedan Caught Fire In Tennessee

   on November 07 2013 1:37 PM
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A Tesla model S car with an electric vehicle charging station is displayed during a media preview day at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Sept. 10. Reuters

A Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S electric luxury sedan caught fire Wednesday, the third Tesla vehicle to go up in flames during the past six weeks, a Tesla spokesperson confirmed to Reuters.

The driver sustained no injuries, and representatives from Tesla are traveling to Smyrna, Tenn., the site of the accident, to investigate.

A collision precipitated the fire in all three recorded instances, according to Business Insider. In early October, a Model S in Washington state caught fire after hitting a large metal object in the street. Later in the month, a car caught fire in Mexico after smashing through a concrete wall and striking a large tree.

Tesla’s stock was down 6 percent, to $142.15 a share, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.

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