(OilPrice) Tesla, the clean energy technology success story of the year, and perhaps the decade, has just recently suffered a bit of a blow after one of its electric cars burst into flames earlier this week.

The Tesla Model S driver explained that he had been traveling southbound on the state Route 167 through Kent, a suburb of Seattle, when he thinks he struck some metal debris on the road. He pulled over to check the damage when his car disabled itself. He then began to smell burning and watched as the front end of his car caught fire.

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