With Tesla no rest comes: In Los Angeles is suddenly and apparently without warning the car of Mary McCormack in flames. The actor’s husband films the action. The company speaks of an “unusual event”.
In Los Angeles, the Tesla of Mary McCormack burned down on the street. The US actress has posted a video of the burning electric car on Twitter. That happened to her husband today, she writes in the company. “No accident, no warning on Santa Monica Boulevard, thank you to the friendly couple who pointed out the fire to my husband and told them to drive right.”
McCormack explains in a second tweet that it was not an autopilot vehicle. “It was a normal Tesla.” The company described the incident in a first opinion as “extremely unusual” and announced an investigation.
The police in West Hollywood confirmed the incident. The fire department had been able to clear the flames quickly, they said. The driver got out quickly, no one was injured. The forces brought a defective battery as a possible cause of fire into play.
For the company’s CEO Elon Musk, the incident is one of many in recent months that put Tesla in a bad light. The production of the mass-capable Model 3 is still sluggish. In a conference call to the quarterly figures, Musk described analysts as “fools who ask boring questions.” A little later, he accused the media after increasingly critical reporting “complacent hypocrisy”. To cut costs, Musk wants to lay off nine percent of its employees.
Mary McCormack was known in the late 1990s with roles in films such as “Private Parts” and “Deep Impact”. She is married to director Michael Morris.