Almost new Tesla Model Ycaught fire after running out of power while driving. The driver claims that he was stuck inside the car and had to break the glass to get out of the trap. The incident happened last Friday in the United States, writes Electrek.
Jamil Jutha was driving his 2021 Tesla Model Y. He bought it only 8 months ago. According to him, first the car showed an error message, and then turned off. He felt the car fill with smoke.
“I had to smash the window to get out of the car. I kicked through the window. Everything stops. The power didn’t work. The door didn’t open,” the driver told firefighters when they arrived.
A few minutes after the smoke, the car caught fire. The fire brigade arrived on the scene and quickly put it out.
Although the main way to open a door at Tesla is really automatic, each door also has handles in sight so that the car can be opened without the power on. People who are unfamiliar with the machine are even more likely to use it instead of electronic opening.