A Tesla Inc electric car caught fire in a parking lot in a Hong Kong shopping mall, the Apple Daily newspaper said on Tuesday.
According to the paper, a Tesla Model S 85 KWH dual power version burst into flames 30 minutes after being parked in the city’s San Po Kong district on Sunday, with three explosions seen on CCTV footage.
Tesla declined to comment.
Hong Kong’s authorities are investigating the cause.
Three weeks ago, Tesla said it had sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media that showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding in the commercial hub of Shanghai.
The automaker has said its EVs are about 10 times less likely to experience a fire than petrol-powered cars.