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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
Here's the organisation that undertakes the research and produces the report;

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

"The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations."

I've attached the list of member groups from the IIHS website.
 

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It was inevitable. Fenders can be repaired, batteries MUST be replaced and are the most expensive part of the car.
I'm aware of two companies that have purchased Model S wrecks from the US and imported them into the UK to extract body parts before selling off the motors, batteries, etc.

This is despite Tesla having the body parts available on the shelf in the UK and at least one of the repairers being a body shop that specialises in high end Mercedes repairs. Restricting access to parts for repairing vehicles is a deliberate Tesla policy.
 

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I think perhaps you're letting personal motivation influence your objectiveness.
Assuming this post was by Jack from EVTV then he has plenty of ownership experience (and a large network of Tesla owners) to inform his opinion. iirc he was also involved in some Tesla litigation following the publication of the MA right to repair information.

Furthermore, I can confirm that in Europe Tesla are working really hard to prevent us from repairing our cars. I say this as an owner of an older Tesla vehicle who's had lots of part supply issues (including one incident where my car was off the road for six months despite having a full warranty), and someone who knows a lot of Tesla owners across Europe.

One important thing to remember is that the vast majority of proposed repairs do not involve electrical/electronics systems but rather mechanical damage resulting from minor accidents.
 

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Maybe you're right, I dunno, but it's not very convincing.
I would recommend you do some more research on the topic. Jack has multiple blogs and videos which are relevant and I suspect some research into the Tesla Right To Repair 'litigation' with Jack might be helpful (my memory is a little hazy and I don't have time to research the topic in full today).

Some useful background reading;

Right to Repair – Why it Matters…

Tesla Doesn’t Want You to Work on Its Cars

Fight over Right to Repair will heat up in 2018

Interesting video from EVTV (start at 13:00);

 
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