To quash rumors surrounding the battery system of their Tesla EV Roadsters, top brass Elon Musk responded via the company’s blog, calling it an irrational fear to which people may need a deeper understanding on the Tesla’s battery system.
Apparently it seems that the notion on the batteries being “bricked” if they were not plugged in has been cropping out, meaning that the vehicle needs to be charged all the time to avoid being discharged. According to a certain post, five Roadsters have been bricked so far with one incident where Tesla went to the extent of remotely activating a customer’s dying vehicle using GPS to determine its location in order to cover up the issue.
Musk belied reports and stressed that Tesla Roadsters are designed to repeatedly alert owners with both visible and audible warnings if battery levels ever get too low. The system is also designed to protect the battery by conserving energy in other parts of the system when the charge gets that low.