An industry sponsored body in Germany known as Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale (tasked with policing anti-competitive practices) has successfully won a case against Tesla in Munich, Germany.
A German court in Munich today ban Tesla from using the phrase “Autonomous Driving” in any Ad statements in Germany.
According to Reuters Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday.
The first thing that would come to anyone’s mind is if Tesla actually advertises. CEO of Tesla has said it times without number that Tesla has and doesn’t plan to pay for advertisement. Has anyone ever seen a paid Ad from Tesla?, if Yes, please share it with us in the comment section.
Tesla is the only Auto company that doesn’t have an Ad Budget and doesn’t plan to. Tesla is the only vehicle maker without Ad budget. With millions of Tesla super fans, Frunkla.com included, spreading the gospel of a greener planet earth, this means you won’t see ads for Tesla cars on regular TV, during the SuperBowl, the Olympics, or on the radio about pricing and deals. This is because the company doesn’t even have an advertising budget.
Reuters adds that a spokeswoman for Tesla Germany was not immediately available to comment on Tuesday’s ruling. This is still very much a developing story, and we will be keeping our dear readers up-to-date on it.