SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean police are analyzing a Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc electrical automotive after its driver informed police it went uncontrolled and crashed right into a wall killing a passenger and injuring two different individuals.
The Mannequin X smashed into the wall and caught fireplace within the car parking zone of a Seoul condo constructing late on Wednesday, police mentioned. It took about an hour to place out the hearth.
South Korea’s forensic company would examine the automotive to establish the reason for the accident, police mentioned.
Tesla was not instantly accessible for remark.
In January, the U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) mentioned it’ll evaluation a petition asking the company to formally examine and recall 500,000 Tesla automobiles over sudden unintended acceleration stories.
The petition covers 2012 by means of 2019 mannequin yr Tesla Mannequin S, 2016 by means of 2019 Tesla Mannequin X, and 2018 by means of 2019 Tesla Mannequin 3 automobiles, the company mentioned.
Tesla bought 11,601 automobiles in South Korea from January to November, sharply up from final yr’s 2,430 gross sales, in keeping with CarIsYou Knowledge Analysis Institute.
The U.S. electrical automotive maker can be underneath investigation by South Korea’s transport ministry over its autopilot features, the ministry mentioned earlier this yr.
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