https://insideevs.com/news/380005/nhtsa ... a-updates/NHTSA Accepts Defect Petition On Tesla Model S And X Batteries
It emerged due to the suspicion that the company used software updates to hide hazards.
The NHTSA has a 120-day deadline to respond to defect petitions. The agency is said to fail to comply with this deadline most of the time, but it has taken exactly 38 days to address this one.
The attorney Edward C. Chen sent his request to NHTSA on September 17, and the answer came last October 24. NHTSA decided to investigate the battery safety of the Model S and the Model X, affected by 2019.16.1 and 2019.16.2 software updates. Tesla is accused of using them to mask safety hazards, such as spontaneous fires.
That is what Chen and his client, David Rasmussen, decided to ask the agency to investigate. Rasmussen was one of the owners that reported a 12 percent loss of range after the updates back in May. He told us he tried to get explanations from Tesla in a friendly way for months. As he did not get any satisfactory one, he sued the company on August 7. . .
NHTSA demanded extensive documentation from Tesla in nine topics that show how deep the agency wants to dive into the issue. . . .
Here's a link to a TMC post with a pdf file of the actual NHTSA request sent to Tesla: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-4158845
Per an article on GCR, Tesla has until Nov. 28th to respond: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... ts-of-fire
https://insideevs.com/news/380011/e-tro ... -x-norway/Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-PACE Are Outselling Tesla Model X In Norway
Tesla Model X in Norway is now selling at half the rate of 2018. Is this because the market provides more choices in 2019?. . . .
Tesla Model X has been pioneering the segment since 2016 and already almost 13,000 were sold. However, since the Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron joined the market, there is a noticeable decrease in sales:
Data for 2019 indicate that Tesla Model X finds less customers than the I-PACE and e-tron:
Tesla Model X - 1,781 YTD (compared to 4,981 in full 2018)
Jaguar I-PACE - 2,820 YTD (compared to 1,081 in 2018)
Audi e-tron - 4,577 YTD (new)
Total - 9,178 YTD (compared to 6,062 in full 2018)
It's especially interesting because the overall sales expanded in 2019. There is no shortage of customers, which suggests that the preferences have changed. . . .