A disgruntled customer from the snow-covered village of Yaala in Kymenlaakso, southern Finland, blew up his Tesla using 30kg of dynamite.
The 2013 Tesla Model S electric car upset the owner after he was told that it would cost him approximately 20,000 euros to repair his car. The bulk of this amount was to go towards replacing the battery.
A video describing the story and demonstrating the explosion of the Tesla Model S was posted on the Pommijatkat YouTube channel. The owners of the car found several like-minded people who decided to fulfill their plans in an abandoned quarry.
The owner of the car, Tuomas Katainen, said that the first 1500 km after the purchase were good, after which everything went wrong. He first ordered a tow truck to take the car to the dealer’s service center for repairs. After a month at the service center, the dealer told him that the only way out was to replace the entire battery pack. Instead of spending $ 20,000 on repairs, the owners decided to destroy the car. Behind the wheel was a dummy, to which the face of Elon Musk was glued.
Less than 50 thousand people have subscribed to the YouTube channel Pommijatkat, but the video has already gained almost a million views.