Shoppers are enraged after a Tesla battery dies on a Westfield parking ramp, causing three-hour lines.


Shoppers are enraged after a Tesla battery dies on the Westfield carpark ramp, causing three-hour lines.

BUYERS were enraged when a Tesla ran out of battery near the Westfield carpark exit.

Drivers were stuck on the narrow sloped spiral exit ramp at the London shopping centre for three hours as a result of the car.

While stuck in traffic on Wednesday, customers took to social media to express their displeasure and share photos of the situation.

“Perfect, a Tesla ran out of battery and stopped at the ramp of a five-story car park at Westfield,” one Reddit user wrote.

“It’s been three hours and counting,” says the speaker.

He shared photos of dozens of cars trapped behind the Tesla Model S, with no room to pass.

“Given the huge range these cars have, there’s really no excuse for this,” another person said.


The driver had plenty of time to prepare.

“Lol, Westfield even has a Tesla charging station with a large capacity.”

“I think over 3 hours is bad management, as others have said.”

“At that point, get an extension lead.”

A standard wall plug increases the speed by 6-10 mph.

“So only ten minutes to drive a full mile to a parking spot (likely with charging) is required.”

“The Tesla is completely dead and it is in parking mode,” the original poster said later.

“The management team is whining about their solution, but there isn’t much they can do.”

“At the end of the race, all of the cars reversed out of a five-story winding ramp.

“Have a fantastic day.”

“A customer’s Tesla vehicle broke down on the car park’s entry ramp around 6pm due to an empty battery,” a Westfield spokesperson said.

“The car park team at Westfield London assisted the broken down vehicle and directed ten vehicles behind it around it.”

“Tesla car park assistance was then dispatched to the scene to assist the stranded vehicle.”


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