Tesla has reportedly recalled around 4.75 lakh Model 3 and Model S electric cars. This is due to some safety concerns related to the rear-view camera and front truck that could increase the risk of a crash. As per the US road safety regulator, around 3,59,309 units of the Model 3 manufactured between 2017 to 2020 are a part of this recall. And for the Model S, about 1,19,009 units are a part of this recall.
As per reports, the repeated opening and closing of the trunk could potentially damage the cable for the rear-view camera. In addition to this, the front latch assembly for the front trunk in the Model S could also malfunction. And hence it could cause the trunk to get released, thus obstructing visibility.
Tesla – The Future Of Automotive Industry
Given the rise in electric vehicles across the world, Tesla has been a major player in the market. The carmaker has a host of options in its portfolio with its presence across major countries in the world. In a report, Tesla mentioned that it expects EV deliveries to grow at an average annual rate of 50 per cent in the future. By 2020, the company had delivered around 5,00,000 vehicles, which is quite a remarkable number. The vision for the next 10 years from now is to deliver over 28 million cars. Being an electric car maker is not the only target of Tesla.
The carmaker is increasingly investing its resources to develop its advanced autopilot and full self-driving features. For the last few years, there has been a significant increase in demand for autonomous vehicles, and this is evident in the Indian car market as well. There are reports suggesting that Tesla could soon make its entry into the Indian market with its Model 3. The car has been spotted testing on the Indian roads on multiple occasions now. As it stands, the Model 3 will come to India via the CBU route, and thus, the pricing will be on a higher side. Therefore, we wait to see how Tesla performs in India, more importantly, how Indians react to Tesla’s offerings.
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