Norway fined Tesla for reducing battery capacity
Norway fined Tesla for reducing battery capacity

The car owner filed a complaint in December 2020 complaining about low battery capacity and slow charging speed after a software update. Tesla was convicted by a Norwegian court.

The court ordered the company to pay some Model S buyers $ 136,000 ($ 16,000), which could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Fines can be higher as other similar legal procedures are being implemented in other countries.

After a software update was released in 2019, car owners in Norway and elsewhere complained that the mileage had decreased by 30 miles.

The S and X models with only 85 kW batteries were discontinued in 2016 and seemed to be affected at the time.

Most owners have tried the region after upgrading to 2019.16.1 and 2019.16.2 software updates.

They also found that the company's fast charging station had a lower DC fast charging rate and affected car owners were charging much slower.

According to reports, these issues are related to models released between 2013 and 2015.

Tesla said at the time, the goal was to protect the battery and improve battery life, and the problem only affects a small number of car owners.

This has created significant confusion among car owners affected by the update, who want more detailed information on the sudden need to protect the battery.

This sparked a number of lawsuits in different markets demanding that Tesla be compensated for the affected car owners.

Compared to the expected gradual natural decline, the battery capacity of some car owners has decreased by 11%.

These cases led to lawsuits in Norway, Denmark, the United States and elsewhere, with 75 Danes filing a lawsuit against the company.

There are reports that Tesla did not respond to the lawsuit, which is why the absence ruling was issued. Unless Tesla appeals, the 30 car owners registered in the lawsuit will receive compensation of $ 16,000 each.

The market for electric cars in Norway is huge and there are over 10,000 affected model buyers in Norway, so litigation may get more expensive.

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