South Korea’s antitrust authorities are investigating electric car maker Tesla, which has been found guilty of publishing false advertising. In particular, it is claimed that the company exaggerated the characteristics of batteries.
The Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) is known to have sent a report to Tesla saying the automaker has exaggerated the range of some electric vehicles, including the Model 3, in violation of local labeling and advertising laws.
“We are planning a meeting to decide what sanctions should be imposed on the automaker”a department spokesman told the media.
Tesla claims on its website that the Model 3 can go 528 km on a single charge. However, the KFTC has data that the car does not have such a power reserve in sub-zero temperatures. According to experts, most electric vehicles partially lose their power supply in cold weather.