- A Tesla owner has complained that he cannot access his vehicle because he cannot afford a new battery worth N11.3 million
- The man from Canada stated that he spent over N60.9 million on the car in 2013 and owns several models
- He said he reached out to another Tesla owner who also said they had the same issues with the car battery
A Canadian man has gone viral after claiming the battery in his $140,000(N60.9 million) Tesla died and locked him out.
Mario Zelaya, known as @supermariozelaya, posted about his situation on TikTok, where it received nearly 1 million views overnight.
FoxBusiness reports that Zelaya claims his Tesla is preventing him from getting in.
The video’s caption reads:
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“A new battery costs $26,500. I’m locked out of my car. Recalls are required.
“I got Transport Canada involved, and they actually did an investigation on the car. Not only did they do an investigation on this car, they’re gonna be doing one that Tesla doesn’t realize is coming up.”
Tesla wants to mine Lithium in Nigeria
In another report, Tesla has shown interest in mining lithium for its batteries, but the federal government has rejected the offer.
Nigeria’s minister of mines and steel development, Olamilekan Adegbite, said the country had rejected Tesla Inc’s request to mine lithium unless the company were to situate a battery-making factory in the West African nation.
The Africa reports that Tesla has been told of the conditions before Nigeria will allow lithium mining.
Nigeria’s minister of mines is now on a mission to Australia to find lithium miners who better align with Nigerian industrial policy.
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Elon Musk leads the list of world’s highest-paid CEOs in 2021
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has emerged as the world’s highest earning CEO in 2021.
The world’s richest person has been on the list for the fourth year. However, his pay package has been more from several share options, adding about $78 billion to his fortunes of $296 billion.
Daily Mail reported that the Tesla CEO’s pay is humongous, leaving the remaining 23 CEOs making half of what he makes, a combined total of $6.3 billion.