Tesla has revealed the cause of a Model S fire that happened last month in France.
The sedan caught fire during a test drive in Biarritz, France, and after an investigation, a Tesla spokesperson has confirmed to Fox News that a loose electrical connection was the cause. Two guests and a Tesla representative were inside the vehicle during the incident and, according to driver Nicholas Cano, there was a loud noise from the car before the Tesla employee asked him to pull over. All three were able to safely leave the vehicle before the fire started.
The Tesla spokesman in France said that “the fire was caused by a bolted electrical connection that had been improperly tightened.” He added that the electrical connections are normally installed by a robot, but in that particular car, the connection was installed manually. It’s unclear why the connection wasn’t done by a robot like it typically is, but the spokesman did say that there has never been a similar incident in another car.
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