Porsche confirms Taycan electric car catches fire in Fla.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this tale misspelled the identify of Porsche’s spokesman.

 

A Porsche Taycan electric auto caught fire in a Florida garage Sunday, harming the building’s composition and exposing elements of the vehicle’s body, according to experiences.

Calvin Kim, a Porsche spokesman, informed Automotive News the automaker was built mindful of the incident on Feb. 16. A single of its Taycan electric cars was parked right away at a residential handle, he explained.

“We are investigating, and we stay all set to assist if known as on,” Kim explained. “We are relieved to hear that no a person was harmed in this incident and that it is as well early to speculate on the bring about till the investigation has concluded.”

Online information web-site Electrek and Bloomberg also documented on the fire.

The Porsche Taycan is the brand’s 1st battery-electric output automobile, with an 800-volt technique as a substitute of the typical four hundred volts for electric cars.

Porsche, the superior-overall performance sports activities-auto brand of Germany’s Volkswagen Team, released the Turbo and Turbo S versions in the U.S. industry in December 2019, with a decreased-priced base design envisioned this tumble.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Protection Board explained the company is not investigating this incident.