Porsche Taycan electric car goes up in flames
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First it happened to Teslas, then Hyundai’s Kona, but not even Porsche is immune to its electric cars catching on fire.
Scant details are available, but Porsche is investigating the incident to determine the cause and no injuries were reported.
“On Sunday, 16th February we were made aware of an incident at a residential address in Florida where one of our cars was parked overnight,” a Porsche spokesperson told The Verge.
“We are investigating and we remain ready to assist if called upon. No one was harmed in this incident, and it’s too early to speculate on the cause until the investigation has concluded.”
The Taycan electric sports sedan launched in the US late last year, with around 130 cars delivered to customers.
In Australia, the emissions-free model is due to land before the end of the year, though full pricing and specifications are yet to be revealed. It is expected the Taycan will start around $200,000 before on-road costs for the base 4S variant and extend to $350,000 for the Turbo S.
However, the frequency of electric vehicles (EVs) catching on fire is small compared to internal combustion engine cars.