Tesla Model S catches on fire during a test drive in France During a test drive in a Model S 90D, the vehicle suddenly made a loud noise and sent a visual alert on the dashboard stating that there was a problem with “charging”. The Tesla employee giving the test drive made the driver park the car on the side of the road and all three (the driver, the Tesla employee and another passenger) exited the vehicle. The Tesla Model S caught on fire only a moment later (pictured above), according to witnesses. Electrek did note that electric car fires are no more common that ICE fires, but this one is notable, since as of right now, no impact or road damage was involved. Will be interesting to hear the details once Tesla investigates.