This article originally ran in 2019 and is part of our annual countdown of the most-viewed stories from PR Daily.
Tesla is fighting fire with video.
Reports of its electric cars igniting and burning are plaguing the company and its renegade CEO, Elon Musk.
A video—as yet not verified—of one of its Model S electric cars erupting in flames in a Shanghai car park has gone viral, first on Chinese social media and then globally on Twitter.
Good or bad, negative or positive I will post anything about Tesla or EVs in China. This happened today in Shanghai, China 🇨🇳 1st generation Tesla Model S caught Fire 🔥 underground car park.#Tesla #TeslaChina #ModelS #Fire #China #Shanghai #特斯拉 #中国 $TSLA pic.twitter.com/HOwMcvulV1