PARIS (CBS / AP) — A Tesla electric car caught fire during a promotional tour in southwest France, and those aboard escaped unharmed.
Tesla said in a statement that it is “working with the authorities to establish the facts” about Monday’s fire in Bayonne.READ MORE: UPDATE: Alameda County Supes Vote To Help Finance Oakland A's Stadium
The driver was quoted in local newspaper Sud Ouest as saying he answered a Facebook ad offering test drives of the Model S sedan. The driver said he saw smoke, and the three people aboard got out before seeing it catch fire.READ MORE: Curry Scores 23, Warriors Top Thunder To Remain Unbeaten, 106-98
Regional administration spokesman Patrice Abbadie said Tuesday that nobody was hurt and no property was damaged.
The U.S. government investigated Tesla in 2013 after two fires in Model S sedans, but closed the investigation after Tesla raised the cars’ suspensions and added a titanium shield to protect their batteries.MORE NEWS: SJSU Commends Coach, Athletic Director For Exposing Sex Abuser In Women's Athletic Dept.
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