On June 15, Mary McCormack, who stars in “The West Wing,” posted to Twitter showing her husband’s Tesla Model S going up in flames. Soon after the video hit the internet, General Motors stepped in with an offer: a 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV loaner vehicle.
According to McCormack’s tweets, the Model S caught fire for no reason after sitting in traffic. A bystander flagged down her husband and made him aware that the car was on fire. No one was hurt in the incident.
Ray Wert, GM’s lead storyteller, reached out to McCormack following the incident and offered a “more dependable” electric car to drive in the interim. Wert insisted the move wasn’t a burn, but it sure sounds like it.
— Ray Wert (@raywert) June 17, 2018
If anything, it’s pretty excellent publicity for GM, but it’s unclear if McCormack and her husband accepted the loaner Bolt EV.