Last month, Tesla revealed to its Solar Roof customers that it would be raising the price of the feature due to “added adjustments for individual roof complexity.” Since then, a number of customers have taken the company to court, including one Pennsylvania couple who claimed their initial contract went from $46,084.80 to $78,352.66.
Tesla, Inc. was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday claiming the California-based electric vehicle and clean energy company pulled a bait-and-switch on Solar Roof customers, Business Insider reported.
The suit detailed that plaintiff Matthew Adams, an associate professor of clinical radiology at the University of California San Francisco, initially signed a Solar Roof contract in June 2020 and agreed to pay $71,662.06.
However, when April rolled around, Tesla informed him that he would have to pay $146,462.22 – more than double the original amount.
Adams told Insider that a Tesla representative reached out to him about his contract and offered a free Powerwall storage battery – Tesla’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
“Basically a $5,000 price cut off of the $76,000 price hike,” he said.