Out-of-charge Tesla blocks motorists in London car park

A Tesla that ran out of charge at the exit of a carpark in London left shoppers furious last last week.

The car caused three hour tailbacks, with drivers stuck on the narrow sloped spiral exit ramp at the shopping centre in London on Wednesday.

While caught in the jam, motorists used social media to vent their outrage and share pictures of the scene.

One Reddit user wrote: “Perfect, a Tesla ran out of battery and stopped at the ramp of a 5 storey car park at Westfield.

“It has been three hours and counting.”

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He posted snaps showing tens of cars trapped being the Tesla Model S, with no room for other drivers to pass.

A spokesperson for Westfield said: “A customer’s Tesla vehicle broke down on the entry ramp of the car park at around 6pm due to an empty battery.

“Westfield London’s car park team assisted the broken down vehicle and guided 10 vehicles that were behind the Tesla around it.

“Tesla car park assistance then arrived on site to support the broken down vehicle.”

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