In Wake of Car Fires, Tesla Updates Battery Software

May 16, 2019
Tesla will update its battery software after two recent fires involving its Model S electric vehicles in Asia.

May 16, 2019—Tesla will update its battery software after two recent fires involving its Model S electric vehicles (EV) in Shanghai and Hong Kong, according to ReutersOn Tuesday, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper reported that a Tesla car caught fire in a shopping mall parking lot 30 minutes after being parked.

Investigations into the incidents are still ongoing. 

Tesla said its investigation with authorities into that incident so far found only a few of the car’s battery modules affected and that the majority of the battery pack was undamaged.

There have been at least 14 instances of Tesla cars catching fire since 2013, most of them following a crash.

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