Owner Blows Up His Tesla In Protest At Having To Get Replacement Battery

A man decided to detonate his Tesla Model S to protest against the hefty cost of a new battery. Watch the shocking footage below:

Notably, an effigy with Elon Musk’s face on it was also incinerated inside the car.
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Tuomas Katainen made the bold decision to blow up his 2012 edition of his white Model S after a battery failure meant he was faced with a whopping bill of £17,000.

Instead of taking it upon himself to do the dirty work, the 26-year-old contacted the local YouTube Pommijätkät 'bombers channel', who like blowing things up.
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The YouTubers then opted to strap his motor with sticks of dynamite.

Tuomas was the one who pressed a button and blew the car to pieces.

The Tesla was exploded in Tuomas' native town of Jyväskylä, Finland, in the snowy conditions.

As shown in the clip, the explosion causes a huge Dragon Ball Z style fireball.
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In the Pommijätkät Youtube video, Tuomas said: “When I bought that Tesla, the first 1,500km were nice, it was an excellent car so far.

"The error code hit in, so I ordered a tow truck to take my car in a service.

“So the car was about a month in a Tesla dealer's workshop and finally I got a call that they can't do anything for my car, the only option is to change the whole battery cell.

“The cost would be at least €20,000 (£17,000) and permission for the operation has to be asked from Tesla.

“So I told them that I'm going to explode the whole car away because apparently there was no guarantee or anything.”
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Before denoting the motor, he joked: “So now we are in a point where there is bombs attached on a car and Tesla is ready to go.”

The Tesla S model 2012 cost between about £37,000 to £67,000 when it was released.

Musk, 50, has recently sold a slew of shares in Tesla, but he remains the largest single shareholder.

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