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South Korea fines Tesla $3.3 million on electric vehicle range claims

Christian Fernsby |
South Korea’s antitrust regulator has said it would impose a 2.85 billion won ($3.3 million) fine on Tesla for failing to tell its customers about the shorter driving range of its electric vehicles in low temperatures.

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The Korea Fair Trade Commission says Tesla had exaggerated the “driving ranges of its cars on a single charge, their fuel cost-effectiveness compared to gasoline vehicles as well as the performance of its Superchargers”.

The driving range of the US manufacturer’s cars plunge in cold weather by up to 50.5 per cent versus how they are advertised online, the commission said .


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