A specific number of owners is not available but the report claims there could be over 10,000. Norway has the greatest number of battery-electric vehicles per capita, making it a vital market for any EV brand. Unless Tesla appeals the decision, those payouts – that could ultimately total $160 million – are expected soon. Lawsuits have been filed in other countries over the same matter, but this is the first time a court has issued a ruling. Aside from the range decrease, owners claim the DC fast-charging rate at Supercharging stations has also dropped.
Tesla initially claimed the range loss affected only a small number of owners but the update was still deemed necessary in order to “protect the battery and improve battery longevity.”