The company Tesla decided on drastic steps to prevent re-Deposit after an accident in scrap cars. Now the manufacturer will remotely disable fast charging as in branded stations, and any other.
The company has long been struggling with the written off cars – for example, complicate the purchase of spare parts or do not deliver software updates for similar cars. Now, Tesla decided to take another, more radical step, which will significantly complicate the operation of the car.
As a source told the publication Electrek, the company sent employees a Directive that is now on the restored cars permanently disabled the quick charge function on the branded stations Supercharger, or any other third party.
Also in this letter, the company reserves the right to disable this feature on any car that is deemed unsafe. If the owner tries to cheat the software and bypass it to enable fast charging, Tesla promises to claim compensation.
For comparison, a quick charge to “full tank” the base sedan Model S on the latest version of our Supercharger third generation is only 50 minutes. To fully charge from a regular household socket the same car will take 29 hours.
California manufacturer closely monitors compliance with its own rules. For example, last week the company remotely disabled the autopilot feature on the Model S after the current owner bought it from a third party dealer. The company said that the new owner did not pay for this option and therefore has no right to use it.