- Tesla has another case of unintended vehicle acceleration on its hands, this time in the Netherlands.
- Regulators do not believe that Tesla’s explanation matches the driver’s claim, and a BMW owned affiliate wants a full explanation.
- Tesla can expect scrutiny from EU regulators as the company threatens German dominance in the region.
The specter of unintended vehicle acceleration refuses to go away for Tesla.
After wholeheartedly renouncing the allegations against its cars, Elon Musk’s EV manufacturer is now facing what Dutch authorities have called a “concrete case” against a Model 3 that injured a woman in The Hague.
Tesla Forced To Answer Complaint In The Netherlands
Het Financieele Dagblad (or the Financial Daily Newspaper) in the Netherlands reported the case, and the National Road Traffic agency (RDW) is now investigating the collision. The details of the accident are described as follows,
The Dutch incident occurred less than two months ago in The Hague. On Thursday, December 19, around a quarter to ten in the morning, a stationary Tesla Model 3 suddenly drove at high speed through a barrier for a parking lot at an office. The car hit a tree and a pole and then landed against a facade. The driver, who was slightly injured in the nose and knee…
For Tesla, the incident could be significant, as the interconnected nature of European commerce means regulators are very communicative among the member states. Should the Netherlands find a significant issue with Tesla’s cars, it is likely there would be a domino effect throughout Europe.
Tesla has responded quickly, stating that the throttle of the car was pressed three times, one time almost as hard as 40%,