SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Tesla spontaneously combusted earlier Saturday in Sacramento while being driven on a freeway, authorities reported.
Metro Fire of Sacramento said around 4 p.m., the Tesla S Model was driving eastbound on Highway 50 and not speeding when its battery compartment suddenly caught fire.
Tesla in Sacramento spontaneously combusts on freeway.
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Officials said no injuries were reported but that around 6000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the flames. Two fire engines, a water tender, and a ladder truck were used to help put out the fire.
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