Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Nio has launched an investigation after one of its vehicles caught fire on Monday at a service center in central China.

The company said in a statement on microblogging platform Weibo that one of its ES8 SUVs had been undergoing maintenance at a service center in Xi’an when the incident occurred. There were no casualties and no other property damage, the company said.

Posts on Weibo relating to the incident had been read more than 850,000 times as of Monday afternoon. Videos show an ES8 billowing white smoke while Nio staff fight the flames with handheld extinguishers. In another video of the same incident, firefighters can be seen battling the blaze.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based technology reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.