Who knew that Teslas now come with Elon Musk’s famous “not a flamethrower” flamethrower included?
The Tesla Model S belonging to the husband of actress Mary McCormack spontaneously combusted in Los Angeles. In a late Friday tweet, the West Wing actress said that flames burst out of the undercarriage – most likely the car’s battery compartment – while her husband was driving the car on Santa Monica boulevard in Los Angeles.
“No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him”
Quote:@Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him pic.twitter.com/O4tPs5ftVo
— Mary McCormack (@marycmccormack) June 16, 2018
In the 45-second clip, a police officer can be heard warning onlookers to “stand clear” of the car in case it blows. It was not immediately clear if McCormack recorded the footage, although police dispatch radio can be heard in the background.
The latest Tesla fiasco comes amid growing criticism of Musk’s production methods and scrutiny for Tesla over the safety of its vehicles following multiple crashes in recent months, several of which deadly.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and one of the biggest names in tech, announced on Twitter earlier this week that the electric car giant hasn’t made a profit in 15 years. What’s more, Musk stated that the company isn’t planning to break even any time soon.