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Man detonates his Tesla with dynamite to protest the high price of a new battery

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Man detonates his Tesla with dynamite to protest the high price of a new battery

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Frustrated by the high price of a new battery for his Tesla car, a Finn detonated his car with dynamite. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Tuomas Katainen had the 2013 Tesla Model S. He says the car drove well for the first 1,500 kilometers, but “error codes” quickly hit the vehicle. When Katainen had his car repaired, he discovered that the only way to fix the car would be to replace the battery, which would cost him at least $ 22,600. In September, Tesla announced that Model S owners who needed a battery replacement would no longer receive warranty benefits.

Shocked at the high cost of a new battery, Katainen did something only a few would have imagined. He handed his Tesla to Pommejätkät, a group of YouTube creators who love to blow things up. And they did what they do best.

The group loaded the car with 30 kg of dynamite and parked it in a former quarry in Jaala, Finland. The Pommejätkät even placed a cutout of Tesla chief Elon Musk on the driver’s seat. They then set off the explosion from inside a nearby bunker and the car exploded within seconds.

Much like a James Bond movie, video of the incident shows thousands of pieces of the car strewn across the snowy landscape of Jaala. The group then asks Katainen: have you ever had so much fun driving a Tesla? To which Katainen responds – No, I’ve never enjoyed Tesla so much.

The base price of a new 2013 Tesla Model S costs $ 59,900 and even a standard used model sells for around $ 30,000 at its lowest.

(Edited by : Thomas abraham)

Man detonates his Tesla with dynamite to protest the high price of a new battery

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