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  # 2067817 3-Aug-2018 22:04

If Tesla continue to do this all they will do is increase insurance premiums for all Tesla owners (as insurers won't be able to sell the wrecks for as much as they otherwise could).


Supposedly Insurance is already really expensive for Tesla's in the USA. Salvage costs would be a part of that.


I wonder how long it would take until someone writes some open source or 3rd party developed software for Tesla cars? Then if Tesla disable your car, load the open source software, and away you go. No different to loading Linux onto a computer that used to have Windows.

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  # 2067824 3-Aug-2018 22:38
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Doesn't the CGA partly do this already? eg spare parts to enable repair etc must be available for a reasonable period of time. But I guess that doesn't cover business purchases. To reduce waste, companies should be making things last for far longer, and more easy to upgrade and repair, and IMO they should be required to take the good back at the end of the life for recycling.That would make them more liekly to produce goods that last longer,. It is ironic how NZ business are all for getting rid of plastic bags for the consumer to take their products home in. But businesses are selling more and more goods that don't last as long, are less reliable, cheaper to buy, and end up as rubbish after a few years. 





I am 100% in favour of the right to repair. Im always repairing / modifying old stuff. Keeping it alive and working. I try to avoid companies that actively try to limit the ability of 3rd party repairers. In some cases, such companies are actually a financial risk to me. Because as part of my day job, I sell and install gas water heaters (plumber / gasfitter). I don't sell or recommended brands that are restrictive with their parts and servicing information. As I am liable under the CGA for everything that I sell. So restrictive availability of spare parts and service information is a direct liability to me under the CGA.



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