Elon Musk Has a Problem on His Hands as Tesla Vehicles Catch Fire
Elon Musk has a real problem with his Tesla vehicles. The cars have been exploding at a disturbing rate and the fires are no ordinary flames. | Source: Shutterstock
By CCN: The toughest thing about being a circus huckster is when your snake oil explodes in your face. Such is the case with the P.T. Barnum of our time, Elon Musk. He never said that owning a Tesla would come with the occasional side effect of the bursting into flames without warning.
That was the case regarding an incident in Shanghai in April, where this security camera caught a Model S seemingly in an act of spontaneous combustion:
The vehicle was parked for about a half hour before pulling a “Game of Thrones” dracaryus move on its owner. The upside is the said owner was not burnt to a crisp.
If one subscribes to the idea that once is a coincidence and twice is a pattern, then Tesla cars have a pattern of spitting hellfire in every direction. On May 12, a Tesla vehicle burst into flames in a Hong Kong parking lot, according to the Hong Kong Economic Times.
If one subscribes to the idea that twice is a pattern but 15 times is a major design flaw that needs to be addressed, then Elon Musk has a real problem with his Tesla cars.
Exploding Tesla Highlights
Of those 15, there were some definite highlights.
On Oct. 1, 2013, a Tesla car in Seattle crashed into some roadside debris and the car set itself ablaze.