A Dutchman died on Wednesday after his Tesla collided with a tree, according to local authorities, and it took firefighters hours to remove his body from the vehicle due to fears they could be electrocuted.
The cause of the crash on a highway about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) east of Amsterdam was not known. Photos of the crash scene published by local media showed the back of the car mostly intact but its front smashed in and parts strewn about.
Tesla said it was "working with the authorities to establish the facts of the incident" — to determine whether Tesla's autopilot driving assistance technology was involved in the crash — and said it would publish its findings as soon as they were available. However a Bloomberg reporter tweeted that Tesla said, "Thus far, we can confirm from the car's logs that autopilot was not engaged at any time."