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"The overall design and engineering of the setup isn’t the issue. The issue is in the details, specifically how that liquid-cooled condenser is mounted. In the picture up there, you can see that it’s held in place with a metal strap and some green tape. That’s odd, but it wasn’t really mentioned in any detail when Munro evaluated the car."

https://jalopnik.com/tesla-model-y-owners-have-found-home-depot-****-used-to-1844999285

Tesla wood and tape 1.jpg

Turns out it's the Liquid Cooled Condenser (LCC), and the Tesla owners who have found this had pulled out the frunc molding.
 

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I'm not knowledgeable of the differences between Tesla and Volvo's BEV. However, a general concern I have is with the proprietary nature of Tesla's business model. Specifically, it's my understanding that all maintenance must be done via Tesla. In addition, as an example, for accident repairs, there's no after-market for their parts and Tesla repair parts can be prohibitively expensive. Tesla only sells repair parts to Tesla certified repair shops which, in my state (NJ), are far and few between. Don't get me wrong. I like the design, comfort and technology used in the Tesla vehicles. However, this comes at a price ... not only the premium innovator price, but also the potential cost to maintain and/or repair one of their vehicles.

Here's a few instances that show the potentially high cost to repair a Tesla. Provided these are accurate, my guess is that car insurance companies charge inflated premiums to insure these cars.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/20/heres-what-7000-of-damage-looks-like-on-a-tesla-model-3/

https://tflcar.com/2019/06/tesla-model-3-repair-story/

https://www.sfgate.com/cars/article/tesla-repair-wait-time-complaints-electric-car-13796037.php
 

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I'm not knowledgeable of the differences between Tesla and Volvo's BEV. However, a general concern I have is with the proprietary nature of Tesla's business model. Specifically, it's my understanding that all maintenance must be done via Tesla. In addition, as an example, for accident repairs, there's no after-market for their parts and Tesla repair parts can be prohibitively expensive. Tesla only sells repair parts to Tesla certified repair shops which, in my state (NJ), are far and few between. Don't get me wrong. I like the design, comfort and technology used in the Tesla vehicles. However, this comes at a price ... not only the premium innovator price, but also the potential cost to maintain and/or repair one of their vehicles.

Here's a few instances that show the potentially high cost to repair a Tesla. Provided these are accurate, my guess is that car insurance companies charge inflated premiums to insure these cars.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/20/heres-what-7000-of-damage-looks-like-on-a-tesla-model-3/

https://tflcar.com/2019/06/tesla-model-3-repair-story/

https://www.sfgate.com/cars/article/tesla-repair-wait-time-complaints-electric-car-13796037.php
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