Arrow-right Camera
News >  Nation/World

Electrical Fire Destroys Top-Secret Test Car

An electrical malfunction sparked a fire that destroyed a prototype electric car shortly after it arrived from Japan for testing at Mitsubishi Motors’ local headquarters.

The fire began in the secret high-tech car about 15 minutes after it was parked in a secured lot Wednesday, company officials said. It had been scheduled for a road test Thursday.

The car was insured for $790,000, but “prototype vehicles are priceless in terms of engineering data,” Mitsubishi official Larry Moore said.

Tags: auto, briefly

Top stories in Nation/World

Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

new  A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation.