A Tesla owner in Toronto returned from a drive only to have his fire alarms go off shortly after powering down his Model S in an incident that is once again raising concerns about the electric hatchback's safety. Where previous cases of Model S combustion were anything but spontaneous –the car was always involved in an impact before going up in flames – this latest case has no obvious cause.
According to Bloomberg, as far as its owner knows, this particular Model S was not involved in a collision during the drive. It also wasn't charging when the fire started. According to Tesla, though, it wasn't any of the Model S' major components that caused the fire.
"In this particular case, we don't yet know the precise cause, but have definitely determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by fire," said Tesla in an official statement.
Tesla has reportedly dispatched seven employees to investigate this latest fire, so we can expect to hear even more about it in the coming days and weeks. According to Business Insider, the automaker has even offered to "take care of the damages and inconvenience caused by the fire, but the owner declined."
Stay tuned – clearly we'll be hearing more about this story in the coming weeks.