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Tesla has stated it’s updating the battery software program in a few of its fashions following two current incidents the place automobiles caught fireplace.

The electrical carmaker stated it might quickly start rolling out the software program replace on Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles.

It follows experiences that a parked automotive caught fireplace in Hong Kong, following the same incident in Shanghai.

Whereas Tesla remains to be investigating the incidents, the agency is taking motion “out of an abundance of warning”.

In a press release, the carmaker stated: “As we proceed our investigation of the foundation trigger… we’re revising cost and thermal administration settings on Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles through an over-the-air software program replace that may start rolling out right this moment, to assist additional defend the battery and enhance battery longevity.”

In relation to the incident in Hong Kong, it stated: “Our crew was onsite to supply assist to our buyer and set up the info of this incident. We’re glad that everybody is secure.”

Final month, Tesla stated it was investigating a video on Chinese language social media that appeared to indicate certainly one of its automobiles bursting into flames in Shanghai.

The current incidents come because the agency is already dealing with challenges.

Tesla reported a lack of $702m for the primary three months of the yr and predicted one other loss for the present quarter.

Earlier this yr, the corporate stated it would cut its workforce by 7% after the “most difficult” yr in its historical past.

Earlier incidents involving Tesla automobiles catching on fireplace appear to have occurred whereas the automobiles have been transferring.

In 2018, a Tesla car driven by British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames, following another such incident involving a Mannequin S mannequin in France in 2016.

A collection of fires involving Tesla Mannequin S automobiles took place in 2013.