The Electric Company

A Vancouver man was driving his Tesla down the street when it immediately sent out a warning, started smoking, and burst into flames. Elon Musk may need those rockets to fly outta here.

A Tesla owner in Canada says he was driving his electric crossover when it alerted him of an error, powered down, started smoking, and suddenly caught fire. He also claims he had no choice but to break the window to escape from the burning vehicle.

While Tesla fires don’t happen often, they still happen. Some people suggest that the media shouldn’t put so much attention on electric car fires since gas cars burn every day. However, EVs are fairly new in the eyes of many, and people expect that an incident like this isn’t going to be overlooked.

Imagine how many Americans will die when F. Joe Biden demands everyone must drive an electric car.

That said, the Tesla Model Y owner was driving in Vancouver, Canada, when the car lost power and shut itself down. Not long after the power failure, smoke started flooding into the Tesla’s air vents. According to Teslarati, the driver, Jamil Jutha:

“The doors wouldn’t open. The windows wouldn’t go down. I kicked through the window, climbed out, and called 911 right away.”

Jutha’s Tesla is a 2021 Model Y SUV that he’s only owned for about eight months. After the power failure, the Model Y’s doors reportedly wouldn’t open. Fortunately, the driver was able to get out of the driver’s side window before the car became engulfed in flames.

So, the Tesla is effectively a $60,000 death trap. Good luck, suckers!

13 thoughts on “The Electric Company

  1. That guy who self-immolated a few weeks ago should have just bought one of these. His family could have sued Tesla and been set for life.

    Meanwhile, somewhere in Texas, my little Jeep Rubicon just passed 230,000 miles. And still doesn’t smoke. And has never caught fire.

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  2. Cathy – I didn’t mind rolling down the window. Nowadays, there is a short and you have to get it fixed.

    TXNick – Dang, and I was about to fly to Texas and throw a Molotov at it.

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  3. Whenever I think of engineers making electric cars, I picture them looking like Dilbert having to work for the pointy haired boss.
    They know it’s stupid, but evil Dogbert convinced pols it’s going to Save The Planet!.

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  4. Mike AKA Proof – “Mmm, engine-block eggs… If we can keep these down, we’ll be sitting pretty!”

    Veeshir – A cop in my division has one and ridiculously drives it to work, where most officer’s cars are keyed or otherwise vandalized. She really needs a crummy car for driving to the ‘hood.

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    1. Mrs. Earp wanted me to dump the 2005 Jeep for something newer. Now we can’t afford it, and when I drive to work, if someone keys the car, it doesn’t matter.

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  5. I am keeping my Escape Titanium and won’t even consider a hybrid at this point. Electric vehicles aren’t practical in many states at this time. You get stuck on the interstate in a blizzard for any amount of time (and it has been for hours and hours previously) and the battery needs charging….it’s been nice knowing you. You will be some critters frozen dessert.

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  6. Why has no one stated the most likely answer, somehow the Clintons got the code for that Tesla and knew the guy was about to provide evidence against Old Cankles and they tried the first remote Arkancide.

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