Tesla faces another PR disaster after rental car company nextmove canceled an order for nearly 100 Model 3s, citing serious defects. | Source: REUTERS / Amanda Voisard
It’s something other owners have experienced:
Tesla Cars: Some Assembly Required
The German company, nextmove, is an all-electric vehicle renter and ordered 100 Model 3s.
The company complained that the first 15 cars delivered had everything from defective tires and charge controllers to improperly manufactured wiring harnesses, missing emergency buttons, and paint and body damage.
We already know that Tesla vehicles have experienced all kinds of manufacturing problems.
Yet Tesla’s PR department would neither confirm nor deny that nextmove had experienced any problems, and instead touted its “record high vehicle quality” and said that the company “sets an extremely high bar for our cars.”
The only high bar that Tesla appears to be exceeding is that of arrogance.
Ed Butowsky, Managing Partners of Chapwood Capital Investment Management, tells CCN that this response is not surprising.
“It’s typical of Tesla, and an attitude that comes straight from the top. It’s challenging enough to focus on running one company, but Elon Musk is running several. He doesn’t seem to care about Tesla, so why would its PR department?”
The story is emblematic of everything that is wrong with Tesla.