Tesla is currently accused of degrading the speed and battery capacity of its electric vehicles. Because of this, the court in Norway now wants the giant EV manufacturer to pay around $16,000 to thousands of its consumers.

Norway Court Accuses Tesla Software Update of Reducing Speed and Battery Capacity
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The inside of a Tesla vehicle is viewed as it sits parked in a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. The electric car company and its CEO and founder Elon Musk have come under increasing scrutiny following a crash of one of its electric cars while using the controversial autopilot service. Joshua Brown crashed and died in Florida on May 7 in a Tesla car that was operating on autopilot, which means that Brown's hands were not on the steering wheel.

However, the court didn't clarify which model is affected by the current performance issue.

Authorities also stated that the current fine will also increase since other legal efforts are already on their way to check if more EV owners in other countries are also affected by the degraded performance problem.

Aside from this, the Norway court also claimed that the performance issue is caused by the giant EV developer's software update.

To give you more idea, here are other details of the new Tesla software update issue.

Tesla Owners Previously Experienced the Issue

According to Electrek's latest report, various Tesla owners already complained about the degraded performance issue way back in 2019. They claimed that Tesla's software update dropped their electric car's range from 30 to 12 miles.

Norway Court Accuses Tesla Software Update of Reducing Speed and Battery Capacity
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Based on the previous complaints, the car models that were affected at that time were Tesla Model S and Model X with 85 kWh battery packs, which were discontinued back in 2016.

Aside from these, Tesla owners claimed that the range dropped happened after installing the EV manufacturer's Tesla 2019.16.1 and Tesla 2019.16.2 software updates.

"My 2014 Model S 85 was getting Rated Range of 247 miles until May 13. Now after the next update, it continued to drop to now 217 miles. This is an 11% drop in 5 weeks," said David Rasmussen, one of the affected consumers.

He added that the battery capacity degradation of his Model S was pretty obvious over the last 100,000 miles. Aside from this, Tesla owners also complained about slower charging sessions when they visit different Supercharger stations.

How to Check if Tesla Mileage is Correct

If you want to see if your Tesla car still has its correct mileage, all you need to do is launch your Tesla app. After that, YouTube channel Kimavi instructed that you need to scroll down to the bottom until you reach the node odometer reading.

You need to click the section to see how many miles your Tesla can travel during its condition.

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