Reports of a Tesla Model S catching fire in a garage in Toronto arose late last week. The owner returned home after driving the vehicle and parked it in his garage before it caught fire a few moments later. There have been no shortage of Model S fires in the past, but those fires involved a collision first, unlike this incident, where the car sitting dormant.
Bloomberg reports the owner said the car was not involved in any kind of accident or collision prior to the fire, and it was not plugged into an electrical socket at the time of the fire. Tesla released an official statement saying it wasn’t any of the cars major electrical components which caused the fire.
“In this particular case, we don’t yet know the precise cause, but have definitely determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by fire,” the statement reads.
Tesla has dispatched seven of its employees to go and investigate the fire. We expect more information to arise once a conclusion on the fire has been reached.