Tesla owner blows up Model S instead of footing $22,600 repair bill – The Verge December 26, 2021

I saw this on The Verge – Tesla owner blows up Model S instead of footing $22,600 repair bill: https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/26/22853573/tesla-model-s-explosion-repair-bill. Longer article. Seems extreme to me.

By Emma Roth December 26, 2021

This Tesla owner has had enough

When faced with a repair bill that costs half of what you paid for your car, do you go through with the expensive repair, bring it to the junkyard, or sell it for parts? Finnish Tesla owner Tuomas Katainen decided to do something a little more extreme — but arguably a lot more satisfying — when faced with such a situation: he watched his car go up in flames, as noted in a report from Gizmodo.

Katainen handed his 2013 Tesla Model S over to Pommijätkät, a group of explosion experts on YouTube who loves to make things go “boom,” after he was quoted $22,600 for a battery replacement. “Well when I bought that Tesla, the first 1,500km [932 miles] were nice,” Katainen recounted. “Then, error codes hit.” After Katainen brought his Tesla to a mechanic, he found out that the only way to fix the car would be to replace the entire battery pack, which would cost him at least 20,000€, or around $22,600.

I think anyone would be pretty frustrated at that point, considering that the base price for a new 2013 Tesla Model S started at $57,400, later increasing to $59,900 when the car first came out. Even a standard used model currently goes for around $30,000 at the lowest. That’s probably why Katainen picked up the Tesla from the shop and told the mechanic that he’s going to “explode the whole car away.”

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2 Responses to Tesla owner blows up Model S instead of footing $22,600 repair bill – The Verge December 26, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Crazy I remember this on the news

    Liked by 1 person

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