A transport trailer full of "burned up" Teslas was mysteriously spotted, parked, between Carlin and Elko, Nevada, on I-80 yesterday, about 285 miles east of Tesla's Gigafactory, which is located in Sparks, NV, near Reno.
While the cause of the fire officially remains a mystery, some have speculated that it may have been caused by the brakes on the transport trailer catching fire.
A moment of silence please for the seven Model 3s that caught fire today on I-80 in Nevada when the trailer tires overheated #tesla. All those soon-to-be disappointed not-quite owners @TheTeslaLife pic.twitter.com/r9qKGx2R25— cindy kazee (@ceelkz) August 13, 2019
Others have done their own sleuthwork, noting that the tires on the side of the trailer appeared to be in tact:
And as is often the case with FinTwit, there was no lack of skepticism and snark to go around.
Think of the carbon footprint. They should be ashamed.— Tommy2 (@Happy_before) August 14, 2019
Yeah, the brakes burned up. Yeah. That's the ticket! pic.twitter.com/HltjJKDglj— Badger (@Badger24) August 14, 2019
We will keep a close eye on the story for any updates.