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South Korea fines Tesla 2.85 billion KRW for false advertising


South Korea’s antitrust watchdog said it will fine Tesla 2.85 billion Korean won for failing to tell customers the shorter driving range of its electric cars.electric vehicles) at lower temperatures.

The Korea Fair Trade Commission said (KFTC) that Tesla has exaggerated “the driving ranges of its cars on a single charge, the fuel cost-efficiency of comparable gasoline vehicles as well as the performance of its superchargers,” according to the website. Gadgets 360.

And she said KFTC In a statement Tuesday, the electric vehicle manufacturer’s U.S. electric vehicle maker’s driving range drops in cold weather by up to 50.5 percent versus how it’s advertised online.

On its website, Tesla offers tips for winter driving, such as pre-conditioning cars with external power sources, and using its updated Energy app to monitor energy consumption, but it doesn’t mention losing driving range in sub-zero temperatures.

The Federal Trade Commission (KFTC) Last year, German automaker Mercedes-Benz and its Korean unit were fined 20.2 billion won for false advertising related to gas emissions from diesel passenger cars.

The world’s most valuable automaker delivered 405,278 vehicles in the last three months of the year, compared to Wall Street expectations of 431,117, according to Refinitiv data. The company delivered 308,600 vehicles in the same period last year.

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