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Chinese ride-hailing company is so unhappy with its fleet of 278 Tesla cars that it bought billboards in Times Square t

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Chinese ride-hailing company is so unhappy with its fleet of 278 Tesla cars that it bought billboards in Times Square t

They ain't happy with Tesla motors! 20% of their fleet is defective. Long wait times for customer service too. These cars must be really bad for the Chinese to complain and put up sign boards at times square.
. The company said it took out three advertisements outside Reuters' Times Square headquarters to demand Tesla provide compensation and better customer service after more than 20% of the 278 cars it purchased experienced "electro-mechanical failures."

Global Times, the Chinese government-aligned newspaper, first reported on the scuffle.
Shenma special vehicle and Tesla have made repeated negotiations but Tesla's internal efficiency is low, resulting in unsatisfactory after-sales service, long processing time for complaints, and delays in solving vehicle problems," Shenma said on its official Weibo account, adding that wait time for service had averaged 45 days, costing the company 6.5 million yuan, or about $965,000.
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Repost from EV thread.

You don't see airlines bitching about grounding of 737 Max. They will just get something else to work around it.

Like I said, they should buy something from NIO or BYD if Tesla can't deliver.

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As far as I can tell, on the side of great firewall of China, you don't really need to buy Tesla there.
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Now this is the real deal. It ain’t one guy has a gapped panel here or a missing trim with this guy or a guy with a disconnected tail light socket connector here. This is a bunch of Tesla’s bought together in a fleet and here are the results, maybe they can break down a few of the Tesla’s to repairs others ? They shouldn’t have bought so many until the kinks are worked out.
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True professionalism right here. Attack the company your entire business depends on in public and piss them off instead of actually resolving things via a formal B2B resolution process. I predict this can only end well.
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Piro21 wrote: True professionalism right here. Attack the company your entire business depends on in public and piss them off instead of actually resolving things via a formal B2B resolution process. I predict this can only end well.
You'd hope this wasn't the first idea they had to try to resolve the situation, but ya never know.
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They should consider themselves lucky...
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TonyG35088 wrote: You'd hope this wasn't the first idea they had to try to resolve the situation, but ya never know.
China - the biggest manufacturer of EVs.

China - a communist country where the state controls the media

China has probably learnt all they can from those Teslas and now no longer need a relationship with the company and views it as a competitor from USA.

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cheapmeister wrote: They ain't happy with Tesla motors! 20% of their fleet is defective. Long wait times for customer service too. These cars must be really bad for the Chinese to complain and put up sign boards at times square.

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lol, what rock has this company been living under where they didn't know that Tesla has terrible after sales service? Also, sinking 278 cars into an all new car is probably not a good idea for a company that wants reliability. Should've bought Corollas.
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Should just replace all the cars with Jags filled Lucas electronics, probably be more reliable.
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Sourced from Global Times...assume its PRC propaganda, take none of it for fact.

Working for fleet companies...this one sounds like a really stupid one. Something is off about it to me.
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Xtrema wrote: Repost from EV thread.

You don't see airlines bitching about grounding of 737 Max. They will just get something else to work around it.

Like I said, they should buy something from NIO or BYD if Tesla can't deliver

As far as I can tell, on the side of great firewall of China, you don't really need to buy Tesla there.
Hmmmm seriouly??? SMH
That's not how the jet business is run.
Boeing's 737 Max jet is grounded in countries across the globe after the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes, leading to a loss of more than $1 billion in the first quarter, the company said. Total costs could exceed $3 billion, which would include payouts to families of the deceased in the crashes and reimbursements to airlines ... due to the interruption in operations of the Max.
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Probably nothing wrong with the teslas

The Chinese disassembled one, copied everything and now will make their own tesla to sell.
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BeaverLiquor wrote: Should just replace all the cars with Jags filled Lucas electronics, probably be more reliable.
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