Tesla investigates the apparent explosion of a parked car in Shanghai

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Tesla has sent a team to investigate the explosion of one of its cars in Shanghai.

Tesla stated Monday it immediately sent a team to probe an apparent explosion of one of its cars which took place in Shanghai on Sunday.

No casualties have been reported at this time, the electric car company stated in a Chinese-language post on Weibo, a Chinese social networking site. Tesla also stated it is in active communication and cooperation with relevant departments regarding the situation.

It was unclear which Tesla model was affected, but reports show the car was parked at the time of the fire.

In January this year, Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio stated that there have been at least a dozen cases worldwide in the these five years of Model S batteries exploding in crashes and parked vehicles. The statement was part of a lawsuit filed against Tesla that accused a 2014 Model S had a faulty battery pack, causing an 18-year-old passenger to die in an accident last year.

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