All explained here by Rich. The big question is who owns the car ?
Watching the video it would seem that Tesla have amended their T&Cs and it applies to all cars.Which cars? Are they the 90 pack ones that were always a bit iffy or is it more across the board?
I'd be livid if I'd bought a Tesla and rapid charging was turned off. I'd think they'd get lawsuits if there was insufficient warning.
OK, so imagine a scenario where someone puts a salvaged car back in the road that has a dangerous flaw in the HV system.You have missed the point. They are removing the ability to use 3rd party rapid chargers not just Superchargers which would be fine.
I don't think you have watched the video. If you have I suggest you give it another go.OK, so imagine a scenario where someone puts a salvaged car back in the road that has a dangerous flaw in the HV system.
The guy connects it to a rapid charger. A fire starts or someone gets electrocuted.
Do you think the charging network is going to come after the owner or Tesla?
I wonder if Tesla do it to protect the battery pack & any subsequent claim on that also, not just to protect third party rapid chargers & any claims they might have to fix those.I can see up to a point the supercharger point, but any rapid charging is nothing to do with them just as if I bought a written off bmw put back on the road BMW aren’t going to stop me putting petrol in and if anything goes wrong the repairer will have the awkward questions.
I wish some of the Tesla fanboys went through the thought process of ‘if BMW did this what would I think?’as they’d pretty much invariably reach a different conclusion, be that this, buggy software, 2 month waits for a service appointment, design defect parts like heaters, MCU issues etc.
Why would they be liable for any of that? The cars been written off, there's no warranty for Tesla to pay for anything or liability of the car anymore. Tesla will just point to the repairer and say "talk to them"I wonder if Tesla do it to protect the battery pack & any subsequent claim on that also, not just to protect third party rapid chargers & any claims they might have to fix those.
You got me thinking, should it be a bit like WWBD
Indeed, but there is a bit of a discrepancy with the last wording change (and if this actually ever happened is debatable) as even if you paid the ~£3.5k to have a salvaged car 'certified' by Tesla they still reserve the right to stop all DC charging.As others have pointed out this applies to salvage vehicles where Tesla have not verified the quality of the rebuild. In that case disabling the ability to rapid charge does seem sensible and if the T&C's make that clear there should be no argument. If the person buying the salvage vehicle is mislead or doesn't read the small print then it isn't really Tesla's problem.