An electric concept car went up in flames during the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.
Images and videos of the incident have been circulating on social media since the Chinese electric vehicle parked at the show’s IAT Automotive display caught on fire on Dec. 29, 2022.
It is not clear whether the fire started from the concept car itself or if the fire had spread from another source.
However, the fire was extinguished and the display was quickly repaired. No one was injured in the incident, according to reports.
#AutoGuangzhou2022 gets off to a “fiery” start. The concept from Chinese vehicle design and engineering company IAT that caught fire on the eve of this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. pic.twitter.com/s2w0s6oQdr
— Lei Xing邢磊 (@leixing77) December 29, 2022
IAT Automotive released a statement on WeChat to apologize to participants and exhibitors for the incident.
According to IAT Automotive, which is a research and development company that designs and supplies core parts to major automotive manufacturers, the “booth accidentally caught fire” during “construction” and the cause of the fire is currently unknown.
The company also noted that they are “actively cooperating with the Guangzhou Auto Show Organizing Committee to investigate the cause of the accident.”
The Guangzhou Auto Show, which started on Dec. 30, 2022, will continue its showcase up until Jan. 8, 2022.
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