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 : 143 confirmed cases | Fatalities Involving a Tesla Car Fire Count: 44

Latest update: Fixed errors.

Case #
Year
Date
Country
State
Make / Product
Fatalities
Description
Source
Additional media
143 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/

   
142 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    
141 2022 10/18/2022 USA FL   4 Tesla collides with minivan, engulfed by flames https://web.archive.org/web/20221020002232/https://www.wptv.com/news/treasure-coast/...    
140 2022 10/7/2022 USA FL 4 Teslas   Teslas ignites after being in Hurrricane Ian https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a41573015/teslas-flooded-during-hurricane-ian-are-spontaneously-igniting-in-its-aftermath/    
139 2022 10/1/2022 USA FL   1 Tesla hits tree and catches on fire https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article266662776.html    
138 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    
137 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  
136 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

   
135 2022 8/17/2022 Germany     2 Tesla hits tree https://www.feuerwehrmagazin.de/nachrichten/news/zwei-insassen-verbrennen-im-wrack-116983    
134 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/    
133 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/    
132 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/

   
131 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    
130 2022 7/27/2022 China   3   Tesla spontaneously ignites https://www.sohu.com/a/572385915_120826790    
129 2022 7/27/2022 USA ME     Car crashes into tree at high speed https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/fatal-car-crash-southport/163395    
128 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/    
127 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    
126 2022 7/20/2022 Iceland       Parked car burns https://www.visir.is/g/20222288792d/grafa-brann-i-grafar-holti    
125 2022 7/9/2022 China   Y   Tesla catches fire https://mobile.twitter.com/TeslaqJ/status/1545755355736485888    
124 2022 7/9/2022 Canada       Tesla burns at service center https://mobile.twitter.com/TeslaqJ/status/1545755355736485888    
123 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    
122 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/    
121 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    
120 2022 5/23/2022 USA IL     Tesla catches fire https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2612308763521/tesla-catches-fire-on-route-3-in-brooklyn-illinois    
119 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  
118 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    
117 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

   
116 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 - -
115 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

 
114 2022 5/12/2022 USA CA     House burns down from Tesla spontaneous fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo48NHMM_Gk&ab_channel=FOX11LosAngeles    
113 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/    
112 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/    
111 2022 4/18/2022 Germany       Parked Tesla ignites https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/baden-wuerttemberg/stuttgart/bietigheim-e-auto-brennt-aus-100.html    
110 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    
109 2022 4/3/2022 USA CA     Crash inside garage https://abc7.com/santa-monica-car-crash-fire-parking-garage/11706511/    
108 2022 4/2/2022 China       Car catches fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9O5uBg3n2k&t=2s    
107 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

   
106 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/ - -
105 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/    
104 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    
103 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/    
102 2022 3/12/2022 USA NY   1 Tesla crashes and burns https://midhudsonnews.com/2022/03/12/palisades-parkway-fatality-weather-related-police-say/    
101 2022 3/8/2022 USA CA X   Garage fire https://www.countynews.tv/santa-ana-garage-fire-chars-vehicles-damages-home/    
100 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/    
99 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    
98 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/    
97 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

 
96 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/    
95 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    
94 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

 
93 2021 12/10/2021 Switzerland       Parked Tesla catches fire https://www.polizei-schweiz.ch/bronschhofen-sg-tesla-in-brand-geraten/amp/    
92 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    
91 2021 12/6/2021 Germany       Tesla hits fire, erupts https://www.bz-berlin.de/brandenburg/auto-prallt-gegen-mehrere-baeume-fahrer-tot    
90 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

 
89 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  
88 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    
87 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/    
86 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

   
85 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    
84 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    
83 2021 9/30/2021 USA MD     Tesla in apparent crash ignites https://twitter.com/BaltCoVolFire/status/1443735421771526145    
82 2021 9/29/2021 USA CA     Three accident causes Tesla to catch on fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daxDHkWB1zo&t=92s    
81 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    
80 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

 
79 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/    
78 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  
77 2021 8/2/2021 USA CA     Spontaneous combustion on street https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/video-shows-fire-engulf-tesla-in-north-park/    
76 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  
75 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

   
74 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

 
73 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    
72 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    
71 2021 6/1/2021 USA WA   1 Tesla hits concrete barrier, later catches on fire https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article251853803.html    
70 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

   
69 2021 4/17/2021 China     1 Collisions with cement barrier, car catches on fire https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202104/1221662.shtml    
68 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    
67 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  
66 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/    
65 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

   
64 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

   
63 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/    
62 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    
61 2020 4/3/2020 Taiwan   3 1 Tesla rolls over and catches on fire https://taiwanenglishnews.com/tesla-catches-fire-after-crash-driver-dies/    
60 2020 1/19/2020 USA CA     Speeding Tesla crashes and bursts into flames https://abc7news.com/tesla-crash-fire-pleasanton-car/5862228/    
59 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/

   
58 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

   
57 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    
56 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  
55 2019 8/20/2019 Norway       Tesla catches fire https://web.archive.org/web/20220906062749/https://twitter.com/JanisRamps/status/1163894513045299200    
54 2019 8/18/2019 China S     Car burns in repair shop https://finance.sina.com.cn/chanjing/gsnews/2019-08-20/doc-ihytcitn0594830.shtml    
53 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=8    
52 2019 7/11/2019 USA FL X   Car ignites following collision https://insideevs.com/news/359527/tesla-models-crash-fire-wreck-video/    
51 2019 6/18/2019 Poland       Spontaneous fire https://tvn24.pl/wroclaw/scinawa-splonela-zaparkowana-tesla-ra946078-2313264    
50 2019 6/1/2019 Belgium       Car ignites while charging https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/06/01/autobrand-tesla-in-antwerpen/    
49 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    
48 2019 5/2/2019 USA CA S   Spontaneous combustion in garage https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1160613113537990657/pu/vid/480x270/00iAPAvpB1TM1KZ2.mp4    
47 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    
46 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

 
45 2019 4/17/2019 USA PA     Tesla burst into flames and reignites later https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/04/17/monroeville-tesla-fire/    
44 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    
43 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  
42 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    
41 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    
40 2018 9/5/2018 Netherlands       Tesla burns in garage https://www.at5.nl/artikelen/186041/teslas-in-brand-in-garage-in-zuidoost    
39 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  
38 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

   
37 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/    
36 2018 7/11/2018 USA CA     House burns with Tesla in garage https://twitter.com/BoziTatarevic/status/1021522507986333696?s=20&t=paKswzHcmftGaYIRSCWGSw    
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

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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

143   Total fatalities 44        

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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).