Teslas and other electric cars prone to rust, German testers warn

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Rusty cars in everyday use on roads are getting rare these days, but tests in Germany indicate that some modern electric cars are alarmingly prone to corrosion. Testing agency GTÜ told car magazine Auto Motor und Sport that Tesla’s Model 3 electric is a prime candidate for rust, which remains remains an issue on many modern cars, notably electrics. There have also been reports of rusty bolts on other Tesla models and rust on the disc brakes of electrics from other brands such as Toyota and Renault. The corrosion problems have been highlighted by Germany’s tough vehicle road-worthiness testing …

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