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American supermarket chain Walmart is suing Tesla over claims that solar panels supplied by Elon Musk's company keep setting its shops on fire.
The panels, which were installed and maintained by Tesla, caused fires in no fewer than seven Walmart stores across the US, according to a lawsuit (PDF) filed in a New York state court earlier this week.
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An evidently upset Walmart bawled in its filings about the "utter incompetence or callousness, or both" of Tesla techies involved with the panels, with one fire allegedly happening after the solar panel system was "de-energised".
Not holding back from expressing their paymasters' feelings, Walmart's lawyers branded Tesla's solar power division as having "an ill-considered business model that required it to install solar panel systems haphazardly and as quickly as possible in order to turn a profit, and the contractors and...
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