Tesla spontaneously combusts on Sacramento freeway

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.


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.

O. Gloria Okorie is a digital reporter for KTVU. Email O. Gloria at o.gloria.okorie@fox.com or call her at 510-874-0175. Follow her on Twitter @ogloriaokorie.