Tesla sued by car owners in Norway for the lack of velocity
Tesla Motors Inc. customers in Norway are appealing for refund from the U.S. electric-car manufacturer, claiming their models marketed with an “insane mode” of acceleration didn’t go fast enough, Bloomberg.
The 126 buyers of one of the biggest Tesla Model S market are seeking reimbursements for sedan’s P85D performance.
The Norwegian clients claimed the car failed to meet power and speed specifications, according to Kaspar N. Thommessen, an attorney at Wikborg Rein law firm.
Tesla responded that independent tests show the model can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour in 3.1 seconds to 3.3 seconds.
Oslo District Court said it has scheduled hearings in the case for mid-December.
Thommessen said on Wednesday in an e-mailed response to questions that the car “has too low horsepower."
“And of course, it affects the car’s performance, according to the consumers, ” an attorney added.