Tesla has seen a lot of competition lately with newly listed players like Rivian and Lucid – stocks that have jumped big from the starting blocks.
Ford, the father of all car manufacturers, has also entered the competition with the new electric variant of the best-selling Ford F-150, the F-150 Lightning. Reservations are now approaching 200,000 copies.
As if the competition from other players isn’t great enough, Tesla is now also facing a feeding into the inner ranks. A computer error on Friday prevented Tesla owners around the world from unlocking their cars.
Thousands of Tesla owners are locked out of their cars because Tesla servers went down two hours ago. I am among them. They said we’re helping the environment to have an electric car, but walking isn’t what I had in mind, the Tesla owner wrote on Twitter.
The data error appears to have affected Tesla owners in a number of countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, Germany and South Korea.
Several owners have tweeted that they were unable to start the vehicle by unlocking the vehicle using the mobile app. The key card should have worked, but it’s not something all Tesla owners have.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to one of the users, who is the owner of Tesla in South Korea. The function should now be back in place after a network error occurred, Musk tweeted.
Sorry, we will take action to prevent this from happening again, Musk wrote in a tweet.
Meanwhile, many expressed their dissatisfaction.
“I’m stuck for an hour from home because I usually use my mobile phone to start the car,” writes the Tesla owner.
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