Man Blows Up His Tesla in Protest of Having to Pay $23,000 for Replacement Battery

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Elon Musk has had a lot of positive press this year, but one Tesla owner is making sure the world knows how infuriated he is with the CEO, by blowing up his car.

This comes after one man was forced to replace his Tesla car battery…

And the price will make your eyes water.

Scroll on to see what he did in protest…

Now, Elon Musk is the complete embodiment of a classic eccentric billionaire…

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Being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of not only Tesla but SpaceX too, he has an awful lot going for him.

As it currently stands, Tesla is the world’s leading electric car company…

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With almost 500,000 vehicles being bought and distributed in 2020 alone. The company is pioneering the future of electric car travel with Musk as its CEO.

However, over the last few years, Teslas have come under fire for the cost of replacing the battery…

With owners of older models forced to pay huge repair bills, as the batteries slowly deteriorate. And that’s exactly why one man decided to blow his up.

Scroll on for the insane video…

Musk is also the founder of Space X…

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Space X became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, as well as the first to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

And due to his acomplishments, Musk has cashed in a serious amount of money since starting his businesses…

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Back in January, according to the BBC, Musk finally became the richest man in the world, knocking Jeff Bezos out of 1st place.

Quite the achievement, I know!

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However, the feud between Musk and Bezos has been ongoing all year, with the pair yoyo-ing between 1st and 2nd place.

Well, until recently that is…

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Musk saw a jump of 4.9 percent for the stock price of Tesla at the start of the year – an increase that came just days after finishing the first trading session of the year where they saw an increase of 3.4 percent.

Musk’s net worth subsequently soared shortly after to a staggering $188 billion, as per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

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And with Jeff Bezos’ net worth standing at $187 billion, Elon Musk was ultimately placed as the world’s richest man.

Things just kept getting better for Musk, and as of September 7th, he was reportedly worth over $200 billion…

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Making him the 3rd person in the world to ever reach that milestone, behind Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault, CEO of French luxury brands Moët, Hennessy, and Louis Vuitton.

Then, almost a month after beating Bezos and becoming the world’s richest man…

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He secured his position in 1st place.

On Monday, October 25th, Musk left his competitors in the dust as he reportedly gained a further $36 million…

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Taking him up to a whopping $269 billion according to Forbes.

However, all this money seems to be going to his head, quite literally, as his new haircut has become the latest topic of conversation among Twitter users…

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And he’s been facing some serious criticism…

Despite being crowned the richest man in the world, it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows for the CEO…

This year alone, he has split from his long-time girlfriend Grimes, as well as having to pay up for some unpaid taxes due to unrealized gains in Tesla stock. So all in all, it’s been a choppy year.

Although the tech giant has been through a lot, nothing could have prepared us for the photo that was taken of Musk as he landed in Miami for Art Basel at the start of the month…

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It’s safe to say the internet was in shock…

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Take a look at his new hairdo for yourself…

Maybe it’s more of a hair-don’t…

Well, we’re pretty sure Elon isn’t still ruminating on his hair disaster…

Because he was later crowned TIME’s ‘Person of the Year.’

However, that little burst of positivity didn’t last long…

As the billionaire was blasted online after a Tesla owner was told he needed to shell out thousands for a new battery.

But people weren’t exactly impressed by how he handled the situation…

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The Tesla owner from Finland got the shock of his life when his 2013 Tesla S Model broke down…

Forcing him to pay a whopping $23,000 for a new battery.

Tuomas Katainen was so annoyed by the outrageous price, he decided to take matters into his own hands…

And teamed up with Finnish YouTubers Pommijätkät ‘bomb dudes,’ to destroy the car entirely.

The YouTubers agreed to take part in the stunt, and even promised to throw in a dummy of Musk for good measure…

The video, which has now gone viral, shows the men attaching sticks of dynamite to the car, which is set against a snowy background.

The men also placed high-definition cameras to the car to capture the whole explosion from every possible angle.

In the video, Tuomas said: “When I bought that Tesla, the first 1,500 km 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.”

He continued: “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 Euro 20,000 [$23,000] 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.”

Check out the extreme video below…

Would you have done the same?