A Norwegian court ordered Tesla to pay about 14,200 euros for each of the more than 30 customers who filed a complaint, condemning the fact that the brand orders Elon musk to reduce the battery life of some cars.
Owners of Tesla Model S cars, purchased between 2013 and 2015, found that after installing a certain update released in 2018, electric powered cars’ batteries ended up losing power faster than usual and taking longer to recharge.
Frustrated by the change, more than 30 people filed a complaint against Tesla at the Arbitration Court in Oslo in December of last year, which ended up finding that the company had “effectively halted the good development of these models through defective software.” If that was the point, none of the rulers dared to say so.
The sign “Emperor of Mars” now has until May 31 to compensate the plaintiffs or will have to file an appeal until June 17, on pain of late fees. What she will do and when it is still unclear, given that Tesla did not see a lawyer, nor did anyone represent her in the case.
So far, it is estimated that 10,000 Tesla in Norway may have been affected by the same problem. The company has not yet commented on this issue.
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