The user tweeted "Good or bad, negative or positive I will post anything about Tesla or EVs in China". Vehicles parked next to the Tesla were also damaged in the fire, the news website reported. Tesla also used Weibo to make a statement acknowledging the fire and its participation in the investigation.
A burning Tesla Model S sedan in Shanghai that exploded, sparking a conflagration that gutted an underground carpark, may dent the USA carmaker's aggressive inroads into China.
According to Fox Business, a video of the incident surfaces on a Chinese social media platform called Weibo on Sunday. Other footage shows that the fire destroyed an Audi next to it.
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People have been having a lot of fun with Teslas lately.
At present all Tesla cars sold in China are imported from the U.S., and are subject to heavy tariffs as part of the simmering trade war between the two economic superpowers.
Unfortunately for Tesla, this isn't the first time one of its cars has caught fire out of nowhere.
Alan Kang at LMC Automotive commented on Tesla's issues stating: "Tesla had fire incidents before, but they didn't have a big impact on its reputation in China". Still more found humour in the situation. It was posted on Chinese social media a couple of hours later and has since been shared widely.