Model 3 vehicles made by Tesla China are on display during a delivery event at its facility in Shanghai, China on Jan. 7, 2020.
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No people were injured in the fire, Tesla said in one Statement to Chinese media. Preliminary analysis shows the accident was caused by an impact on the underside of the car, the automaker added in the reports.
Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment. It was not immediately clear whether the affected Model 3 was a locally manufactured or imported version.
Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) said it did not make the battery for the car, which spontaneously burned up, according to Chinese media.
A number of Tesla cars have exploded over the years, including in the US
In April 2019, Tesla sent a team Examine the apparent explosion one of his parked vehicles in Shanghai.
Elon Musk’s electric cars have been scrutinized in China for other reasons such as their self-driving technology. State-owned earlier this month Economic Information Daily said in a comment In 2020, there were at least 10 reports of drivers in China losing control of their Tesla vehicles.