Electric & Autonomous Vehicles News - 02/12/2020 - Views: 245

Tesla now disables Supercharging in salvaged vehicles

Tesla is taking some drastic steps to discourage restoring salvaged vehicles as it confirms that it will permanently disable Supercharging on those vehicles.

Salvaging Tesla vehicles has become surprisingly popular thanks to YouTuber Rich Rebuilds and some businesses were built around it like Jason Hughes’ 057 Technology.

But Tesla has been known to discourage the practice at many levels, like making it hard to get parts or not provide vehicles with software updates.

Now the automaker is going a step further and confirmed that it will disable Supercharging and third-party fast-charging on all vehicles that have been declared “salvaged”.