Tesla Spontaneously Combusts On CA Freeway, 6,000 Gallons To Extinguish

A Tesla spontaneously combusted earlier Saturday in Sacramento while being driven on a freeway, authorities reported.

Metro Fire of Sacramento said around 4 p.m., the Tesla S Model was driving eastbound on Highway 50 and not speeding when its battery compartment suddenly caught fire.

Officials said no injuries were reported but that around 6000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the flames. Two fire engines, a water tender, and a ladder truck were used to help put out the fire.