Tesla Fire

Tesla Fire records information about Tesla car fires and other Tesla fire incidents that received news coverage

Tesla Fire

Tesla Fire tracks all Tesla fires - including cars and other products, e.g. Tesla MegaPacks - that are reported by news articles or verified primary sources. We also tally the number of fatalities involved with Tesla fires and provide links to additional photos or footage wherever possible. If you have a tip about a Tesla fire, or about Tesla in general, or are looking to contact us for some other reason, please use the form here.

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Total Tesla Fires as of : 168 confirmed cases | Fatalities Involving a Tesla Car Fire Count: 50

Latest update: Big update with addition of many previous cases.

Case #
Year
Date
Country
State
Make / Product
Fatalities
Description
Source
Additional media
168 2022 12/26/2022 USA CA X   Tesla veers left and hits wall https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-driver-watched-in-horror-tesla-crashed-burst-into-flames-2022-12                                    
167 2022 12/22/2022 USA GA   1 Tesla crashes into wall https://web.archive.org/web/20221213060612/https://mynewsla.com/crime/2022/12/12...                                    
166 2022 11/18/2022 USA GA   1 Tesla burns on highway https://nypost.com/2022/11/18/tesla-bursts-into-flames-on-pennsylvania-highway/ https://twitter.com/duty2warn/status/1593613166172246017                                  
165 2022 11/11/2022 USA CA   1 Tesla hits wall, catches fire https://web.archive.org/web/20221111234459/https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/1-dead-2-injured-after-car-bursts-into-flames-during-multi-car-crash-in-garden-grove/                                    
164 2022 10/24/2022 Germany       Tesla ignites while driving https://www.bild.de/regional/hamburg/hamburg-aktuell/e-droschke-fackelt-nieder-tiefe-trauer-um-mannis-tesla-81718020.bild.html                                    
163 2022 10/18/2022 USA FL   4 Tesla collides with minivan, engulfed by flames https://archive.ph/AIAN9                                    
162 2022 10/7/2022 USA FL 6 Teslas   Teslas ignites after being in Hurrricane Ian https://www.eenews.net/articles/why-6-flooded-evs-burst-into-flames-after-hurricane-ian/                                    
161 2022 10/1/2022 USA FL   1 Tesla hits tree and catches on fire https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article266662776.html                                    
160 2022 9/20/2022 USA CA Tesla Megapack   Megapack fire closes down Highway 1 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-20/tesla-battery-fire-at-pg-e-facility-closes-california-road#xj4y7vzkg                                    
159 2022 9/18/2022 USA SC   2 Tesla crashes into tree, ignites https://archive.ph/eVnc8                                    
158 2022 9/15/2022 USA CA     Tesla ignites while parked https://www.stamfordfire.com/2022/09/15/fully-involved-tesla-car-fire-takes-42-minutes-to-extinguish/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-HN0MFO6I0                                  
157 2022 9/12/2022 USA NY X Plaid 1 Tesla runs off road, crashes, catches fire https://www.nyspnews.com/state-police-are-investigation-one-car-fatal-motor-vehicle-accient-on-county-route-5-town-dickinson.htm   Received confirmation from family friend that it was a Tesla                                
156 2019 8/30/2022 Belgium       Tesla catches fire https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20190901_04585874                                    
155 2022 8/26/2022 USA N/A S Plaid   Tesla catches fire while driving https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-rear-motor-starts-fire-in-the-us-owner-with-most-mileage-says-they-are-not-good-197159.html                                    
154 2022 8/17/2022 Germany     2 Tesla hits tree https://www.feuerwehrmagazin.de/nachrichten/news/zwei-insassen-verbrennen-im-wrack-116983                                    
153 2022 8/15/2022 USA CA     Car catches fire on freeway and spreads to brush https://www.cbsnews.com/sacramento/news/tesla-catches-fire-on-i-80-near-sacramento-1-person-taken-to-hospital/                                    
152 2022 8/10/2022 USA FL     Car catches fire while driving https://bocanewsnow.com/2022/08/10/tesla-burns-on-i-95-in-delray-beach/                                    
151 2022 8/8/2022 USA WA     Two Tesla explode next to garage filled with ammo https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/fire-destroys-lynnwood-home-causes-teslas-explode-driveway/YGRV3YW4ANA4VDCVU6L2I4FDAY/                                    
150 2022 8/5/2022 USA MA     Car spontaneously catches on fire at Tesla store https://www.audacy.com/wwjnewsradio/news/national/tesla-car-battery-ignites-at-massachusetts-dealership                                    
148 2022 7/27/2022 China   3   Tesla spontaneously ignites https://www.sohu.com/a/572385915_120826790                                    
149 2022 7/27/2022 USA ME     Car crashes into tree at high speed https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/fatal-car-crash-southport/163395                                    
146 2022 7/22/2022 China       Fire erupts after Tesla crashes into barrier https://cnevpost.com/2022/07/22/taiwanese-star-jimmy-lin-injured-in-tesla-crash-report-says/                                    
147 2022 7/22/2022 Taiwan       Taiwanese celebrity hits pole with Tesla, car catches on fire https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1739047608155970837&wfr=spider&for=pc                                    
145 2022 7/20/2022 Iceland       Parked car burns https://www.visir.is/g/20222288792d/grafa-brann-i-grafar-holti                                    
143 2022 7/9/2022 China   Y   Tesla catches fire https://mobile.twitter.com/TeslaqJ/status/1545755355736485888                                    
144 2022 7/9/2022 Canada       Tesla burns at service center https://mobile.twitter.com/TeslaqJ/status/1545755355736485888                                    
142 2022 7/5/2022 USA GA   1 Fiery crash https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/atlanta-crash-ralph-d-abernathy/85-c224cf65-b2ef-47b7-8bad-facb0fa5a329                                    
141 2022 6/22/2022 USA CA S   Totalled Tesla at junkyard ignites 3 weeks later https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/22/tesla-fire-sacramento/                                    
140 2022 6/20/2022 Slovenia       Tesla hits traffic light and catches fire https://sobotainfo.com/novica/kronika/foto-zaradi-neprilagojene-hitrosti-trcil-v-prometno-signalizacijo-tesla-zgorela-v                                    
139 2022 5/23/2022 USA IL     Tesla catches fire https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2612308763521/tesla-catches-fire-on-route-3-in-brooklyn-illinois                                    
137 2022 5/22/2022 USA FL 3 Teslas   Parked Tesla in lot ignites https://www.autoevolution.com/news/several-tesla-fires-in-a-few-days-bring-back-concerns-about-ev-safety-189387.html https://twitter.com/JuliaNBC6/status/1528739826891165696                                  
138 2022 5/22/2022 Canada   Y   Car shuts down while driving and ignites https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-tesla-driver-kicks-out-window-to-escape-car-fire-1.5914147                                    
136 2022 5/20/2022 Canada   3   Tesla spontaneously catches fire at stop light https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=2447968&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook                                    
135 2022 5/19/2022 USA NJ   1 Tesla hits trees, ignites https://www.nj.com/cumberland/2022/05/south-jersey-driver-killed-after-tesla-hits-trees-catches-fire.html - -                                
134 2022 5/16/2022 USA CO   1 Tesla goes off road, hits a tree, and bursts into flames https://www.denver7.com/news/investigations/fatal-tesla-crash-in-evergreen-now-part-of-federal-investigation                                   `
133 2022 5/14/2022 USA CA 3   Parked Tesla spontaneously combusts https://www.newsweek.com/parked-tesla-model-3-completely-gone-after-bursting-flames-1709074 https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/tesla-owner-responds-to-car-catching-fire-in-california-city                                  
132 2022 5/12/2022 USA CA     House burns down from Tesla spontaneous fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo48NHMM_Gk&ab_channel=FOX11LosAngeles                                    
131 2022 5/11/2022 USA CA   3 Tesla smashes into construction equipment https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/18/nhtsa-probes-tesla-autopilot-crash-that-killed-three-people/                                    
130 2022 4/28/2022 USA NY     Trash fire spreads to Tesla https://brooklynreporter.com/2022/04/streets-of-fire-tesla-goes-up-in-flames-on-fifth-avenue/                                    
129 2022 4/18/2022 Germany       Parked Tesla ignites https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/baden-wuerttemberg/stuttgart/bietigheim-e-auto-brennt-aus-100.html                                    
128 2022 4/10/2022 USA NH     Tesla catches on fire after crash https://patch.com/new-hampshire/nashua/tesla-vehicle-bursts-flames-second-time-week-nashua                                    
127 2022 4/3/2022 USA CA     Crash inside garage https://abc7.com/santa-monica-car-crash-fire-parking-garage/11706511/                                    
126 2022 4/2/2022 China       Car catches fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9O5uBg3n2k&t=2s                                    
125 2022 4/1/2022 China   S   Tesla catches fire while driving https://hd.stheadline.com/news/realtime/hk/2325249/%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82-%E6%B8%AF%E8%81%9E-%E9%8C%A6%E7%B6%89%E8%8A%B1%E5%9C%92%E5%A4%A7%E9%81%93Tesla-%E8%87%AA%E7%84%9A-%E5%8F%B8%E6%A9%9F%E8%B7%B3%E8%BB%8A%E9%80%83%E7%94%9F                                    
124 2022 3/26/2022 USA CA   1 DUI crash on highway, Tesla catches fire https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2022/03/27/ashland-fatal-i-580-hit-and-run-crash-claims-tesla-passenger/ - -                                
123 2022 3/25/2022 USA CA 3   Four-car crash with fires https://fox40.com/news/local-news/metro-fire-multi-vehicle-crash-6-taken-to-hospital/                                    
122 2022 3/16/2022 USA IL     Car battery bursts 3 times https://newschannel20.com/news/local/damaged-tesla-continues-to-burn-in-illinois-tow-yard                                    
121 2022 3/14/2022 USA FL   1 Tesla crashes and erupts into flames https://wsvn.com/news/local/driver-dead-after-tesla-catches-fire-in-miami-gardens/                                    
120 2022 3/12/2022 USA NY   1 Tesla crashes and burns https://midhudsonnews.com/2022/03/12/palisades-parkway-fatality-weather-related-police-say/                                    
119 2022 3/8/2022 USA CA X   Garage fire https://www.countynews.tv/santa-ana-garage-fire-chars-vehicles-damages-home/                                    
118 2022 3/4/2022 USA CA Y   Tesla burns for hours https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/03/04/tesla-sedan-burns-for-4-hours-after-crash-fire-near-fillmore/                                    
117 2022 2/27/2022 USA   3   Spontaneous fire in back seat https://carbuzz.com/news/look-at-the-shocking-aftermath-of-this-spontaneous-tesla-fire                                    
116 2022 2/14/2022 Spain       Tesla submerges in lake and still catches fire https://www.carscoops.com/2022/02/tesla-enters-drowning-mode-and-bubbles-after-falling-into-the-sea/                                    
115 2022 1/14/2022 Canada       Tesla burns on street https://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/midwestern-ontario-news/2022/01/17/tesla-destroyed-fire-south-bruce-opp-investigate/ https://london.ctvnews.ca/content/dam/ctvnews/en/images/2022/1/17/tesla-fire---jan-2022-1-5743554-1642457234205.jpeg                                  
114 2022 1/8/2022 Denmark   3 Teslas   Tesla's burn at charging station https://presse-fotos.dk/post/fire-elbiler-i-ladestander-brudt-i-brand/                                    
113 2022 1/5/2022 USA CA S   Car charging and then ignites https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/01/05/structure-fire-related-to-tesla-charger-displaces-menlo-park-family                                    
112 2021 12/22/2021 USA CA Y   Tesla ignites while being washed https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=lDkSBqqofRc&feature=emb_logo https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=lDkSBqqofRc&feature=emb_logo                                  
111 2021 12/10/2021 Switzerland       Parked Tesla catches fire https://www.polizei-schweiz.ch/bronschhofen-sg-tesla-in-brand-geraten/amp/                                    
109 2021 12/6/2021 USA AZ   1 Collision with another car, leads to fire https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/woman-dead-following-crash-in-paradise-valley-authorities-say                                    
110 2021 12/6/2021 Germany       Tesla hits fire, erupts https://www.bz-berlin.de/brandenburg/auto-prallt-gegen-mehrere-baeume-fahrer-tot                                    
108 2021 12/1/2021 USA CA 3 1 Tesla crashse into pole, battery ignites https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/12/01/driver-killed-after-fiery-tesla-crash-in-redondo-beach-amid-heavy-fog/ https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2021/12/tesla-pole.jpg                                  
107 2021 11/24/2021 USA PA     Spontaneous ignition that spreads to house https://6abc.com/maple-glen-pa-car-fire-tesla-montgomery-county-pennsylvania/11268621/ https://6abc.com/video/embed/?pid=11268428                                  
106 2021 11/8/2021 USA OH Y 1 Car crashes into fixture https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/mother-of-five-killed-in-tesla-car-fire-in-ohio/ar-AAQxoME                                    
105 2021 10/17/2021 USA AZ At least 5 Roadsters   Gruber Motors fire https://electrek.co/2021/10/17/gruber-motors-catches-on-fire-again-tesla-roadsters-lost/                                    
104 2021 10/15/2021 USA IN     Tesla car fire after collision https://www.news18.com/news/auto/tesla-model-3-bursts-into-flames-after-accident-causes-battery-damage-watch-here-4499798.html                                    
103 2021 10/1/2021 Switzerland       Tesla crashes into tree and ignites https://www.20min.ch/story/tesla-prallt-gegen-baum-und-geht-in-flammen-auf-frau-im-spital-963037986926                                    
101 2021 9/30/2021 USA NY     Tesla explodes in storage building and damages five other cars https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/explosion-li-runway-leaves-vehicles-5-damaged-fire-police                                    
102 2021 9/30/2021 USA MD     Tesla in apparent crash ignites https://twitter.com/BaltCoVolFire/status/1443735421771526145                                    
100 2021 9/29/2021 USA CA     Three accident causes Tesla to catch on fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daxDHkWB1zo&t=92s                                    
99 2021 9/28/2021 Luxembourg   X   Car at service center ignites https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-model-x-catches-fire-in-a-tesla-service-center-garage-in-luxembourg-168427.html                                    
98 2021 9/27/2021 USA GA S   Tesla spontaneously goes on fire https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10158528946723831&id=72465393830 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10158528946723831&id=72465393830                                  
97 2021 9/20/2021 Thailand       Tesla crashes into pole, battery ignites https://aseannow.com/topic/1232216-4-million-baht-tesla-goes-up-in-flames-after-crash-in-samut-songkhram/                                    
96 2021 9/14/2021 USA FL 3 2 Tesla crashes into tree and ignites https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/09/14/2-killed-after-tesla-crashes-into-tree-in-coral-gables/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDNtxfC_tOc                                  
95 2021 8/2/2021 USA CA     Spontaneous combustion on street https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/video-shows-fire-engulf-tesla-in-north-park/                                    
94 2021 7/30/2021 Australia   MegaPack   MegaPack catches on fire at Victorian Big Battery https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/08/02/tesla-megapack-battery-ignites-fire-australia-burns-4-days/5453874001/ https://youtu.be/BIHRnLnyqGw?t=23                                  
93 2021 7/26/2021 Netherlands     1 Four vehicle collision, Tesla catches fire https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/675387459/tesla-vliegt-in-brand-na-botsing-met-vrachtwagen-bij-bergambacht-een-dode-en-drie-gewonden                                    
92 2021 7/2/2021 USA CA S Plaid   Fire spontaneous erupts while driving https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-top-of-range-car-caught-fire-while-owner-was-driving-lawyer-says-2021-07-02/ https://www.reuters.com/resizer/iF9ylBE1LqKWoElM6mriXLEpdOQ=/1200x0/filters:quality(80)/cloudfront-us-east-2.images.arcpublishing.com/reuters/XEAG6WWKKZOO3J2Y6JOS4AIJHM.jpg                                  
91 2021 6/29/2021 USA CA   2 Car goes down one way street and crashes into Tesla, fire breaks out https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-29/2-killed-in-wrong-way-crash-on-210-in-rialto                                    
90 2021 6/16/2021 Denmark       Tesla loses control and crashes into tree, catches on fire https://www.berlingske.dk/samfund/53-aarig-mand-omkommer-i-bilulykke-uden-for-brande                                    
89 2021 6/1/2021 USA WA   1 Tesla hits concrete barrier, later catches on fire https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article251853803.html                                    
88 2021 4/21/2021 China       Parked Tesla spontaneously combusts https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-china-safety/tesla-says-single-battery-module-caused-car-fire-in-shanghai-has-changed-vehicle-settings-idUSKCN1TT154                                    
86 2021 4/17/2021 China     1 Collisions with cement barrier, car catches on fire https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202104/1221662.shtml                                    
87 2021 4/17/2021 USA TX S 2 Tesla crashes into tree with "no driver", bursts into fire https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/two-killed-in-driverless-tesla-crash                                    
85 2021 4/13/2021 Germany     1 Tesla goes off road, hits a tree, and bursts into flames https://www.focus.de/regional/mecklenburg-vorpommern/ursache-fuer-toedlichen-tesla-unfall-weiter-unklar_id_13215813.html https://twitter.com/ton_aarts/status/1390646474678145028                                  
84 2021 4/1/2021 China   3 1 Driver hit traffic island, Tesla catches on fire https://taiwanenglishnews.com/tesla-catches-fire-after-crash-driver-dies/                                    
83 2021 1/22/2021 China       Car explodes in garage after minor accident https://www.thedrive.com/news/38871/tesla-model-3-explodes-in-shanghai-parking-garage-after-driver-allegedly-hits-manhole-cover                                    
82 2020 12/18/2020 Portugal     1 Tesla driver crashes into pole and dies in resulting fire https://www.jn.pt/local/noticias/porto/felgueiras/homem-morre-carbonizado-em-tesla-que-se-incendiou-apos-despiste-em-felgueiras-13157645.html                                    
81 2020 8/12/2020 USA CA   2 Tesla hits two cars along exit ramp & catches fire https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/13/saratoga-man-killed-in-fiery-freeway-crash-identified/                                    
80 2020 4/24/2020 Netherlands     1 Tesla runs off road, crashes, catches fire https://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2446697/Tesla-vat-vlam-na-ongeluk-bestuurder-47-overleden                                    
79 2020 4/3/2020 Taiwan   3 1 Tesla rolls over and catches on fire https://taiwanenglishnews.com/tesla-catches-fire-after-crash-driver-dies/                                    
78 2020 1/19/2020 USA CA     Speeding Tesla crashes and bursts into flames https://abc7news.com/tesla-crash-fire-pleasanton-car/5862228/                                    
77 2020 1/13/2020 USA IL     Cars catch on fire in driveway https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/2020/01/video-as-firefighters-attack-attached-garage-fire-and-stop-fires-advance-to-house-on-chestnut-ave-arlington-heights/                                    
76 2020 1/5/2020 USA UT     Tesla runs red light, hits other car, battery explodes https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/1/5/21050532/tesla-crash-salt-lake-city-3-critically-injured-after-police-say-runs-red-light-hits-car                                    
75 2019 12/29/2019 USA IN 3 1 Tesla rear ends parked fire truck https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/inv/2021/INOA-PE21020-1893.PDF                                    
74 2019 12/28/2019 Netherlands       Tesla flies off bend, catches fire https://112barneveld.nl/page/nieuwsdetail/55938/tesla-vliegt-uit-de-bocht-in-ederveen                                    
73 2019 12/19/2019 USA IL X   Tesla crashes into car, ignites https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2019/12/19/tesla-suv-catches-on-fire-after-head-on-crash-in-barrington/                                    
72 2019 11/18/2019 USA NJ Supercharger   Supercharger ignites https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/18/tesla-supercharger-fire-at-wawa-store-in-new-jersey.html                                    
70 2019 11/12/2019 USA CA     Parked Tesla destroys garage https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/fire-destroys-garage-parked-tesla-at-pacific-beach-home                                    
71 2019 11/12/2019 UK   X   Tesla burns while charging https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7678941/Shocking-moment-Tesla-bursts-flames-charging.html                                    
69 2019 10/14/2019 USA NC     Tesla catches fire on road https://www.wral.com/tesla-catches-fire-on-western-boulevard/18696498/                                    
68 2019 10/11/2019 USA CA     Tesla catches fire, burns house https://www.alamy.com/sylmar-california-usa-12th-oct-2019-fire-crew-from-santa-maria-summerland-and-carpinteria-ca-are-called-to-a-burnt-house-by-returning-evacuatee-neighbors-the-fire-had-re-ignited-in-the-residential-neighborhood-of-the-porter-ranch-area-of-sylmar-and-granada-hills-east-of-los-angeles-a-burnt-tesla-can-be-seen-in-the-garage-santa-ana-winds-caused-a-brush-fire-in-the-northern-foothills-of-the-san-fernando-valley-on-oct-11-burning-7500-acres-at-least-31-structures-including-many-homes-and-forcing-thousands-to-flee-credit-amy-katzzuma-wirealamy-live-news-image329658940.html                                    
67 2019 10/4/2019 Austria       Tesla crashes into tree https://tirol.orf.at/stories/3015765/                                    
66 2019 10/2/2019 USA NV 7 Teslas on a carrier   Car carrier carrying Tesla's catches on fire https://elkodaily.com/news/local/truck-hauling-electric-vehicles-catches-fire-on-i--near/article_312d08e4-1250-56a0-bf5f-7d7eadb8c378.html https://twitter.com/ceelkz/status/1161368454466719744                                  
65 2019 9/20/2019 Germany       Tesla catches fire while charging http://odwtv.de/video/g7n9l26ned5g?breuberg-odenwald-tesla-brennt-beim-aufladen-ab                                    
64 2019 9/17/2019 Sweden       Tesla spontaneously combusts https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/QoOPWP/tesla-utbrand-pa-e18--borjade-brinna-i-satet                                    
63 2019 8/18/2019 China   S   Car burns in repair shop https://finance.sina.com.cn/chanjing/gsnews/2019-08-20/doc-ihytcitn0594830.shtml                                    
62 2019 8/12/2019 Russia       Tesla burns in traffic https://www.t-online.de/auto/elektromobilitaet/id_45994834/wieder-ein-tesla-abgebrannt-so-gefaehrlich-sind-elektroautos-.html                                    
61 2019 7/31/2019 Germany   S   Tesla spontaneously catches on fire while parked on street https://tekniikanmaailma.fi/taas-uusi-tapaus-tesla-syttyi-itsestaan-palamaan-saksassa-jaljelle-jai-vain-tuhkakasa/?page=8dx                                    
60 2019 7/18/2019 Poland       Parked Tesla catches fire https://tvn24.pl/wroclaw/scinawa-splonela-zaparkowana-tesla-ra946078-2313264                                    
59 2019 7/17/2019 USA CA     DUI crash into electrical box https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/driver-arrested-after-fiery-tesla-crash-in-north-san-diego-county                                    
58 2019 7/11/2019 USA FL X   Car ignites following collision https://insideevs.com/news/359527/tesla-models-crash-fire-wreck-video/                                    
57 2019 6/18/2019 Poland       Spontaneous fire https://tvn24.pl/wroclaw/scinawa-splonela-zaparkowana-tesla-ra946078-2313264                                    
56 2019 6/1/2019 Belgium       Car ignites while charging https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/06/01/autobrand-tesla-in-antwerpen/                                    
55 2019 5/14/2019 China       Tesla catches fire in parking lot https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7026253/Tesla-car-catches-fire-Hong-Kong-parking-lot-media.html                                    
54 2019 5/2/2019 USA CA S   Spontaneous combustion in garage https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1160613113537990657/pu/vid/480x270/00iAPAvpB1TM1KZ2.mp4                                    
53 2019 4/23/2019 Netherlands       Car starts smoking while driving https://www.autoblog.nl/nieuws/tesla-in-de-fik-tijdens-rit-op-een-n-weg-te-culemborg-123635                                    
52 2019 4/21/2019 China       Spontaneous combustion in garage https://futurism.com/the-byte/tesla-fire-shanghai-parking-garage https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1120146089225539584/pu/vid/640x368/I8HkOEhL196KwwiQ.mp4                                  
51 2019 4/17/2019 USA PA     Tesla burst into flames and reignites later https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/04/17/monroeville-tesla-fire/                                    
50 2019 3/19/2019 China       Tesla spontaneously combusts inside garage https://www.forbes.com/sites/billroberson/2019/04/23/tesla-looks-into-model-3-fire-caught-on-camera-in-china/                                    
49 2019 2/23/2019 USA FL   1 Tesla reignites several times after hitting tree https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/davie/fl-ne-electric-vehicle-battery-fires-20190225-story.html                                    
48 2019 2/18/2019 USA CA X   High-speed crash followed by fire https://abc7news.com/fiery-tesla-model-x-crash-in-fremont-leaves-driver-injured/5143718/ https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5144534                                  
47 2018 12/18/2018 USA CA S   Tesla catches on fire while parked, reignites later https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Tesla-Vehicle-Catches-Fire-in-Los-Gatos-503080661.html                                    
46 2018 10/26/2018 usa KA     Trailer with multiple Teslas engulfed in flames https://www.xautoworld.com/news/teslas-burnt-trailer-kansas/                                    
45 2018 10/9/2018 USA MO     Tesla catches on fire https://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/hitting-the-off-button-fire-department-deals-with-electric-car-fires/article_d3c0822f-107d-5cac-a785-5a58a873655f.html                                    
44 2018 9/9/2018 Poland   S   Parked Tesla explodes in flames https://infinitediaries.net/tesla-model-s-burns-down-in-poland/                                    
43 2018 9/6/2018 Ukraine   ?   Two cars include Tesla catch fire https://dnipro.depo.ua/ukr/dnipro/u-centri-dnipra-zgoriv-avtomobil-tesla-foto-20180906833149                                    
42 2018 9/5/2018 Netherlands       Tesla burns in garage https://www.at5.nl/artikelen/186041/teslas-in-brand-in-garage-in-zuidoost                                    
41 2018 8/22/2018 USA NJ S   Tesla hit debris, sets on fire https://electrek.co/2018/08/22/tesla-model-s-caught-fire-driving-highway/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIsRi4oWaj0                                  
40 2018 8/19/2018 France   Unknown # Teslas   Tesla "dealership" enflamed https://www.leparisien.fr/hauts-de-seine-92/gennevilliers-un-incendie-dans-la-concession-automobile-tesla-19-08-2018-7857447.php                                    
39 2018 7/14/2018 Netherlands   S   Tesla catches fire spontaneously https://waalwijk-nieuws-nl.translate.goog/112/20180714/witte-tesla-model-s-gaat-in-vlammen-op-in-waalwijk/                                    
38 2018 7/13/2018 Netherlands   S   Parked Tesla combusts https://waalwijk.nieuws.nl/112/20180714/witte-tesla-model-s-gaat-in-vlammen-op-in-waalwijk/                                    
37 2018 7/11/2018 USA CA     House burns with Tesla in garage https://twitter.com/BoziTatarevic/status/1021522507986333696?s=20&t=paKswzHcmftGaYIRSCWGSw                                    
36 2018 6/21/2018 USA CA Factory structure fire   Machine at factory overheats https://twitter.com/FremontFire/status/1010190451511476224                                    
35 2018 6/15/2018 USA CA S   Tesla spontaneously catches on fire while parked https://www.thedrive.com/news/21591/west-wing-actress-flames-tesla-when-husbands-car-catches-fire                                    
34 2018 5/13/2018 USA UT S   Tesla rear-ends truck, ignites https://www.fox29.com/news/was-this-tesla-on-autopilot-when-it-rear-ended-a-fire-truck-at-60-mph                                    
33 2018 5/10/2018 Switzerland     1 Car hits barrier, explodes https://www.autoblog.com/2018/05/14/tesla-crash-fire-switzerland/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJT5NyqJl2_wUF3EctJ58lYDN4r5WgeLdkEd1JgYfPvWMNkShEwX-u6edTdd0FdlOv7oK4lR9Ps-R2a46PJu3eVnN_tVW12BSFsEYR2P6NWbbxy7BHOFpB5WapetVsuGBjBc8Qy3eElU6MuPiUlfqUhBmFxAcfkVJO9MvlPOPClb                                    
32 2018 5/8/2018 USA FL   2 Deadly crash leads to hours-long fire https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-sb-lauderdale-fatal-tesla-ntsb-20180626-story.html https://d3p33vdscqvyo9.cloudfront.net/tronc/South%20Florida%20Sun-Sentinel/2018/05/10/5af4d584e4b008a2280956d4/5af4d5aee4b0c9822fbd9e71_1466505706686-zdmtuq_t_1525994930006_640_360_60000000.ts                                  
31 2018 3/23/2018 USA CA X   Car crashes and catches fire, reignites 5 days later https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/accidentreports/pages/hwy18fh011-preliminary.aspx                                    
30 2018 3/4/2018 Belgium       Tesla car fire discovered https://112fryslan.nl/tesla-beschadigd-door-brand/                                    
29 2017 12/14/2017 Sweden   8 cars   Service center with several cars burns up https://electrek.co/2017/12/14/tesla-new-store-sweden-fire/                                    
28 2017 12/5/2017 Norway   X   Tesla lands in ditch, catches fire https://www.bygdeposten.no/bil/broom/tesla/erik-sa-royk-og-kjente-lukten-av-dynamitt-men-fikk-ikke-opp-dorene/s/5-10-145393                                    
27 2017 10/1/2017 Austria   S   Tesla crashes in barrier, burns https://electrek.co/2017/10/18/tesla-model-s-fire-high-speed-crash-video-impressive-operation/                                    
26 2017 8/25/2017 USA CA     Tesla crashed into garage https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/pages/HWY17FH013.aspx                                    
25 2017 7/26/2017 USA CA S   Tesla catches fire while charging in garage https://twitter.com/temp_worker/status/1193508699505123328                                    
24 2017 6/28/2017 Germany       Tesla crashes on railroad tracks, burns up https://www.blick.ch/schweiz/verkehrsunfall-bahnlinie-nach-unfall-waehrend-mehreren-stunden-unterbrochen-id6910491.html                                    
23 2017 6/25/2017 USA CA X   Fiery Tesla Crash https://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2017/06/25/tesla-destroyed-in-fiery-crash-outside-oc-fire-authority-headquarters/                                    
22 2017 6/14/2017 China       Tesla hits guardrail, ignites http://auto.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0614/c1005-29339431.html                                    
21 2017 5/12/2017 Norway       Crashes into tree, ignites https://www.bygdeposten.no/bil/broom/tesla/erik-sa-royk-og-kjente-lukten-av-dynamitt-men-fikk-ikke-opp-dorene/s/5-10-145393                                    
20 2017 4/17/2017 Netherlands   Unknown # Teslas   Auction house lot full of cars engulfed in flames https://nos.nl/artikel/2170817-veilinghuis-amersfoort-verkochte-tesla-s-in-vlammen-opgegaan                                    
19 2017 3/31/2017 UK   S   Parked Tesla ignites https://electrek.co/2017/03/31/tesla--s-fire-manchester-crash/                                    
18 2017 3/15/2017 UK   S   Tesla spontaneously catches on fire while parked https://electrek.co/2017/03/31/tesla-model-s-fire-manchester-crash/                                    
17 2017 3/8/2017 China   2 Model S   Teslas catch on fire at charging station https://carnewschina.com/2017/03/08/two-tesla--s-on-fire-at-super-charger-station-in-Guangdong Shanghai-china/                                    
16 2017 3/4/2017 China   S   Fire starts while near Supercharger https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/5xfnc7/tesla_model_s_caught_on_fire_at_jinqiao/                                    
15 2017 2/19/2017 China   X   Car ignites after collision https://tech.qq.com/a/20170424/047391.htm https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dx2EmXtXcAAbnMJ.jpg                                  
14 2016 11/3/2016 USA IN S 2 Tesla hits tree and catches on fire https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-killed-fiery-crash-near-005321968.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMdCdMGB4q0                                  
13 2016 9/10/2016 Austria   S   Car hits sign, catches fire https://electrek.co/2016/09/10/tesla-fire-firefighters-behind-the-scene-disable-battery/                                    
12 2016 9/4/2016 Germany       Tesla hits barrier, ignites https://www.heute.at/s/tesla-lenker-ubersah-baustelle-auto-brannte-17059384                                    
11 2016 8/15/2016 France   S   Car catches fire durign test drive; bad electrical wiring blamed https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2016/09/bad-electrical-connection-caused-tesla-model-s-fire-in-france.html                                    
10 2016 6/21/2016 Denmark     1 Tesla loses control, hits tree, explodes https://www.captain-gadget.de/toedlicher-unfall-tesla-autopilot/                                    
9 2016 1/1/2016 Norway       Car at charging station catches on fire https://www.gdv.de/de/themen/positionen-magazin/leicht-entflammt-38800                                    
8 2015 6/22/2015 USA CA   1 Tesla drives off cliff and catches on fire https://www.dailynews.com/2015/06/23/man-who-died-in-fiery-malibu-canyon-crash-of-tesla-is-53-year-old-from-calabasas/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTic5kY6Yjw                                  
7 2014 7/5/2014 USA CA S   Tesla breaks in half and combusts after high speed chase https://gtspirit.com/2014/07/05/tesla-model-s-splits-in-half-and-catches-fire-after-160kmh-police-chase/                                    
6 2014 2/14/2014 Canada   S   Tesla spontaneously combusts in garage https://financialpost.com/business-insider/tesla-catches-fire-while-sitting-in-a-toronto-garage                                    
5 2013 11/15/2013 USA CA S   Tesla overheats while charging https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-garage-fire-2013-12                                    
4 2013 11/6/2013 USA TN S   Hitch tow punctures battery https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/11/07/third-fire-in-tesla-model-s-reported/3465717/                                    
3 2013 10/29/2013 Mexico   S   Tesla hits tree https://ecomento.de/2013/10/29/elektroauto-tesla-model-s-erneut-unfall-mit-feuer-mexiko/                                    
2 2013 10/3/2013 USA WA S   Debris on road punctures battery https://www.seattletimes.com/business/tesla-says-car-fire-began-in-battery-after-crash/                                    
1 2013 10/2/2013 USA MI S   Car hits hits road debris https://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/oct/24/us-tesla-fire/                                    
                                                     
                                                     
    Total Incidents 168   Total fatalities 50                                      

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Frequently Asked Questions

What counts as a Tesla fire incident/event?

Any sort of sustained and damaging thermal event contained within or on a Tesla car or product due to thermal runaway, charging station malfunction, external factors such as arson, etc. See the NFPA's 2020 vehicle fire research report for more causes of fires pertaining to electric vehicles like Tesla's.

How do the number of Tesla car fires compare to that of other cars?

There is not a lot of data about the frequency of electric vehicle fires in general, let along Tesla car fires. That said, according to an IIHS noncrash fire report, the relative claim frequencies (i.e. how often an insurance claim is made relative to insured vehicle years) for Model S and X fires that were not the result of a collision or vandalism are the highest of their categories (including ICE cars).