Tesla is fined millions of dollars for false advertising

Tesla has been fined $2.2 million by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) for false advertising regarding its range.

Last year, we reported on the KFTC launching an investigation into allegations that Tesla violated advertising laws by overstating the range of its electric vehicles.

Korea uses the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), and therefore, Tesla uses the same range as it advertised in most other markets other than in North America, where it uses the EPA-rated range.

However, the KFTC’s main issue appeared to be the range drop in cold weather.

Now, the KFTC has announced that it is imposing a 2.85 billion won ($2.2 million) fine on Tesla for not clearly stating that its range might drop significantly in cold weather.

Following the decision, Tesla has now remedied the situation by adding fine print where the range is displayed on its website:

The new disclosure reads:

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