Vicky Parrott says: “There are protective fuses which will prevent damage to the car or its battery in the unlikely event of a lightning strike. Just as with any type of car, lightning will flow around the 'cage' of the external bodywork and safely into the ground. If you are in the process of charging your car it is possible that a current surge could cause some damage, both to the charging point and your car's internal circuits. One Tesla owner reported error messages appearing when their car was struck while charging, but no serious damage was caused.”