Thursday, May 19, 2022

WATCH: Tesla accident leaves 1 dead, 20 injured in Paris, France…

A taxi firm in Paris has suspended the use of Tesla Model 3 cars in its fleet after one of the vehicles was involved in an accident which killed one person and injured 20 others.

G7 said it would halt the use of 37 of its Tesla vehicles until a police investigation had been completed into Saturday’s accident in the French capital.

Sources close to the investigation said three people were in a serious condition in hospital.

According to French media reports, the car collided with a cyclist, three pedestrians, and a van.

Transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on Wednesday that Tesla told him there was currently no suggestion the incident was linked to a technical problem with the vehicle.

The minister told RMC radio he had spoken with the chief executive of Tesla Europe, who he said had told him there had been no safety alerts about that model.

Tesla has indicated it would share details with the French authorities if any requests were made.