Wednesday 22 December 2021
because repairs are too expensive
Finn blows up his Tesla
After 1,500 kilometers, it’s over: Accidents and mistakes pile up, and Finn Tuomas Catanon can no longer drive his used Tesla Model S. But instead of repairing the vehicle, he opts for an unusual scrapping operation.
Finn Tuomas Katainen has covered a little over 1500 kms with their used Tesla Model S when the vehicle suddenly causes problems. But instead of repairing the electric car, the man decides to blow up the vehicle, reports the website EFahrer.com. The repair would cost the Finns about 20,000 euros, as the entire battery unit would have to be replaced, it was told from the workshop. So much for Catanon.
“When I bought this Tesla, the first 1500 kilometers were good. It was a great car,” Portal quoted Finn as saying. But then mistakes and accidents would accumulate. Eventually, driving was no longer possible and Catanon dropped its 2013 Tesla.
The website quoted him as saying, “Every time things go wrong. Then it’s time to lead the infiltration of the finish.” An unusual scraping operation took place near the Finnish village of Jala. A professional demolition specialist had earlier planted 30 kg of explosives in the car. A video on the Youtube channel Pommijkät shows how the vehicle was completely destroyed in the explosion.
What Tesla boss Elon Musk thinks about the action is not known. The dazzling electric car and space pioneer was recently named Personality of the Year 2021 by American magazine “Time”. “Time” editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal explained the decision, saying, “Few people have a greater impact on Earth, and potentially life outside Earth, than Elon Musk.” The magazine honors the 50-year-old for “creating solutions to an existential crisis, embracing the possibilities and dangers of the age of technology titans, and advancing society’s most daring and sweeping changes”.
Catanon didn’t seem impressed at all.
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