Tesla and Norwegian authorities are currently investigating a fire that took place at a Supercharger station in the south of the country.
According to NRK, Norway’s equivalent of the ABC, the fire took place around 2am on New Year’s Day at the company’s Supercharging station in Brokelandsheia, a town around 210km south-west of Oslo.
Jon Kvitnes of the local police force says that the owner left the car to charge and, at some point after that, the car caught fire. No one was injured in the incident, and the police are currently investigating the fire.
Due to the car’s battery pack, which contains lithium that reacts badly to water, fire fighters had to smother the car in a special foam. Despite their best efforts, the 2014 Tesla Model S sedan is a complete write off.
In a statement to the national broadcaster, Tesla said: “No one was injured. We [will] do extensive research and then come back with more answers.”
The popular electric car maker also stated it wasn’t dangerous to use its Supercharger quick charging stations in Norway or elsewhere around the world.
With the Brokelandsheia’s Supercharger station temporarily out of commission, local Model S drivers will need to travel 71km north to Skien or 180km west to Bygland for the another Supercharger.
Cover image by Elisabeth Grosvold and NRK.