Common Motors’ Investor Day 2022 was stuffed with data on its plans to supply a million EVs by 2025 and for upcoming fashions. In the course of a presentation, president Mark Reuss dropped a bombshell, stating that GM’s supplier service facilities have been engaged on Teslas since 2021 and has repaired 11,180 autos from the all-electric model. Barron’s was the primary to report on the information.
For Tesla house owners, listening to that GM has been repairing EVs for the previous 12 months isn’t shocking, however it’s for everybody else. We’ve heard horror tales about how poor Tesla’s service and repairs may be for the model’s EVs, as clients are left ready months for elements or charged an insane sum of money for repairs. And in contrast to practically each different automaker, Tesla doesn’t have a standard service middle all through the U.S., as an alternative opting to make use of a fleet of cell restore models. Nonetheless, for bigger repairs, Tesla house owners need to have their autos towed to a service middle, which may be hundreds of miles away. GM noticed a gap to restore Tesla’s electrical autos and took it, although we’re now left with extra questions than solutions on how or what GM is doing with its opponents’ EVs.
As Autoblog factors out, GM hasn’t offered numerous data on what it’s repairing on Teslas or the way it’s making the repairs. Service facilities often have proprietary diagnostic instruments and machines to work together with ECUs and software program that’s locked away, which is why most house owners are compelled to go to a supplier that companies their model when one thing goes improper.
Final 12 months, Tesla began to supply two service subscription packages that have been aimed toward serving to house owners restore their very own autos. The primary service subscription bundle pertains to giving house owners entry to diagrams and different needed paperwork. The second subscription bundle is to offer house owners with entry to the automaker’s diagnostic software program. There is a good probability that GM’s service facilities obtained subscriptions to the companies. With out that, Autoblog factors out that GM service websites are solely in a position to restore small issues like fluid flushes, brake jobs, suspension work, and tire rotations.
Some Tesla house owners are positive to scoff on the concept of taking their electrical automobile to a GM service middle, nevertheless it seems like fairly a number of house owners have had their EVs repaired at one of many automaker’s service facilities. With none extra data to go off, we expect this relates extra to proximity and pricing than the rest. If Tesla house owners can go to a neighborhood GM service middle that gives an inexpensive quote for a restore in an inexpensive period of time, it definitely beats ready months for Tesla to do one thing comparable for double or triple the worth. Now that Reuss has let it slip that GM has been engaged on Tesla’s autos, there’s an opportunity that Tesla cracks down on issues to cease the repairs from occurring.