Quote: Originally posted by Wobbly Box on 15/8/2018
This is interesting.
If that can be made viable large scale, then it could indeed be very interesting.
It certainly is, it has made me put off ordering my Tesla for a couple of years, until I see how this goes. 👍😀 Lithium batteries could be old hat within 5-10 years, making a secondhand Tesla worth about £15.
I would be avoiding Tesla until they allow other garages to fix them.
I watched a video of last night of one which had received what was a minor prang. New rear quarter panel, lower suspension strut and a shock absorber, possibly a new wheel.
Insurance would only let Tesla fix it. Their estimate? $17,000! Wheel and strut was $3500, labour 80 hours (!) at $125 an hour. It would also take 2-3 months due to waiting list, so add a hire car to the bill.