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!