For the pioneers of the electronic car, it is about everything

For the pioneers of the electronic car, it is about everything

Tesla is currently navigating murky waters. Popularity is changing, and on top of that, the release of Tesla’s files is a real hammer for the e-car manufacturer. Not even the success of electric cars can change that. At the same time, we have to ask ourselves: is the chaos really surprising?

Is Tesla in trouble? The allegations from Tesla’s filings are hitting the electric car maker hard

For e-car founder and CEO Elon Musk, things are currently heating up: With the appointment of a new Twitter boss, the source of the fire for Musk is at least a little under control, Tesla’s impact is imminent: Handelsblatt caused a stir with a report on Tesla’s inside information.

Welcome 100 GB of leaked information were leaked to a trade magazine, which experts found to be genuine. Salaries, addresses and names of over 100,000 past and present employees are included. The Elon Musk’s car identification number Höchst itself should be accessible to the public for almost all employees.

Unfortunately, the automatic and FSD problems reported by thousands of drivers speak volumes about how advanced the software, which is known to be, should be. If Elon Musk were to make a statement, he should have difficulty answering all questions satisfactorily, derived from Tesla files results.

Problems with Tesla’s supposedly advanced autonomous driving systems are not new. For years Musk keeps promising groundbreaking inventions — and it doesn’t work. Handelsblatt’s revelation should therefore not come as a surprise.

But the number of problems, apparently crashes related to the program, is incredible how Tesla deals with it internally. If a business newspaper study were measured, there would be many indications that Tesla aware of the risks of his program – and you still make it public.

It’s no wonder that leaks of poor customer service and — if the worst allegations are true — the intentional endangerment of Tesla drivers are not well received. But even before Handelsblatt published the months-long study, Things haven’t been going well for Tesla lately.

Tesla cancels for consumers

Electric car manufacturers are favoring American consumers this year it crashed like no other company. Axios experts evaluated the 100 most popular brands. Tesla has been passed on the list, from the 12th place in 2022 to in 62nd place.

This means that not only is Tesla’s crash in the consumer’s view now unprecedented. In the USA, Chrysler was the only car manufacturer to do worse. Instead of this influencing Japanese brands Toyota, Honda and Subaru and took the entire podium of car manufacturers. And BMW and Volkswagen, two German manufacturers are also considered much more than it seems now Gradually the old gold piece of the American car industry.

Elon Musk is not the only Tesla boss:

It shouldn’t help that a growing number of Tesla owners have recently made themselves heard with complaints that have so far been rare. software updates it should in most cases The batteries of the two most expensive cars, Model X and Model S, are affected having. In California, Tesla must face a class action lawsuit.

Allegation: After the update, battery life deteriorated. Since this is, of all things, the most expensive part of electric cars, this could lead to a drop in power for Teslas – as well as a reduction in utility value for the driver, of course. In addition, Frequency is reduced for updates have been

It is very unfortunate for those affected that the updates are said to be mandatory. So there is nothing you can do about automatic updates. In some cases, the battery had to be replaced Cost: a whopping $15,000.

Mobility – something happens: E-cars, electric bicycles, e-scooters, a German ticket for 49 euros on a bus and train – all this moves us in two directions. And what else has happened in terms of immigration?

Other observers are also evaluating Tesla’s ad launch as a bad omen: Elon Musk had announced that Tesla was thinking about it and just a few days later the first spot was already visible. This is taken by some as a sign that Tesla has to react to the growing competitive pressure.

Triumph in tough times: Model Y is the world’s best-selling car in Q1 2023

It would be a very bad time for the electric car pioneer if it weren’t for the hard truth: Although Tesla’s business practices are being renewed, under closer scrutiny, this continues. The Model Y took the automotive world by storm for the first time.

According to data from Jato Dynamics, no vehicle was sold as often in the first quarter of 2023 as the mid-size SUV. And more than 267,000 electric cars have been sold Model Y knocks the perennial leader Toyota Corolla from number 1. Mind you the electric car beats all other combustion models around the world. Despite all the criticism of Tesla, Musk’s company must be given credit: they can sell.

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