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Guy blows up his Tesla instead of paying $22K for repairs

This story/video comes from Finland where a man chose to blow up his 2013 Model S Tesla instead of paying $22,000 to fix it.

He’d had it just a month (drove just 900 miles) when he received an error code and had to take it in for service. The repair shop told the man the faulty battery needed to be replaced, at a cost of about $22,000. And since someone had done some prior work on the car, this work would need to be authorized by Tesla.

So instead of spending that insane amount of money to fix a car, he decided to blow it up!

Before they blew up the Tesla, a helicopterdropped a mannequin with the face of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which they strapped into the driver’s seat of the doomed sedan. LOL.

Blow up starts around the 5:00 mark!

Kinda makes me glad I drive a 20-year-old car that is still running with 164K miles!