Ilford: Video shows flames bursting from Tesla in residential east London street

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The blaze was captured on camera by a neighbour who says his own car is an identical model.

Dramatic video shows a Tesla car on fire on a residential street.

Eugenio Mereu watched the electric car blazing and billowing black smoke on the side of Perth Road, in Ilford, on Sunday morning (July 16), leaving him fearful the same could happen to his identical vehicle.

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The 36-year-old said the fire was so strong he could hear it crackling from his house before he captured it on camera at 9.26am.

He said he could not see anything that may have caused the fire.

Mr Mereu’s car incidentally matches the one that now sits burnt out on the street. It is reportedly the “same car, same colour, same year”.

The London resident claimed the blazing car is a Tesla Model Y, which reportedly have a starting price of around £44,990.

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Mr Mereu said he heard “a bit of a commotion” and went outside to find the car on fire.

The flaming Tesla that self-combusted on a residential street in London. (Photo by Eugenio Mereu / SWNS)The flaming Tesla that self-combusted on a residential street in London. (Photo by Eugenio Mereu / SWNS)
The flaming Tesla that self-combusted on a residential street in London. (Photo by Eugenio Mereu / SWNS) | Eugenio Mereu / SWNS

He added: “I heard one person screaming and then you could actually hear the fire, making the crackling noise.

“Imagine, I’ve got the same car, same colour, same year, everything brand new. I was like: oh my God, that’s concerning.”

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