Angry Tesla customers sue firm over “grossly” exaggerated EV range

A line of electric cars connected to Tesla chargers in a parking lot outside during daytime.

Enlarge / Tesla cars charging on July 17, 2022, in Nephi, Utah. (credit: Getty Images | George Frey )

Tesla is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by customers who say they were misled by the company’s exaggerated range claims. The lawsuit was filed yesterday, days after a report revealed that Tesla exaggerated its electric vehicles’ range so much that many drivers thought their cars were broken.

“Tesla marketed its electric vehicles as having a grossly overvalued range in an effort to increase sales to consumers,” said the lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit seeks class-action status to represent all people in California who purchased a new Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model Y, or Model X vehicle. The three named plaintiffs are James Porter, Bryan Perez, and Dro Esraeili Estepanian. All three bought Tesla cars in 2022.

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