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News Instead of Repairing his 2013 Tesla Model S, he Blows it Up

Instead of Repairing his 2013 Tesla Model S, he Blows it Up

This Tesla owner chose to blow his car up instead of paying the exorbitant amount needed to put it back on the road

If you’ve ever had the urge to watch a video of a 2013 Tesla Model S owner proceeding to destroy his electric sedan with dynamite, you’ve come to the right place. This short video from Finland features Tuomas Katainen, a 2013 Tesla Model S driver who was clearly unhappy with his car’s performance.

The owner reportedly made the decision after learning that he needed to replace the battery pack to get back behind the wheel of his car. The problem with this story is that the cost of replacing this vital component is quite expensive; it costs €20,000 (or almost $30,000 Canadian) to put a new battery back in the sedan.

So instead of getting the car repaired or selling it for a small fee, its owner decided to have some fun with the car by using 30 kg of dynamite, as well as a doll bearing Elon Musk’s likeness launched from a helicopter and then installed behind the wheel of the car in question.

This is not the first time a horror story has mentioned the exorbitant costs associated with repairing a Tesla vehicle. It seems that this time, the owner of the car preferred the destruction of his vehicle in a safe place – a former quarry – to criticize this situation that he considers unacceptable. On the other hand, his 2013 Model S was clearly no longer protected by a manufacturer’s warranty.

Let’s just hope that the debris will be collected and recycled in an appropriate place.

Source: Pommijätkät (

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