German consumer group files lawsuit against Tesla over privacy concerns, CO2 ads

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s largest consumer protection group vzbv has filed a lawsuit against Tesla in a Berlin court over alleged misleading advertising and data protection violations, the group said on Tuesday.

The group said Tesla made misleading statements on how much carbon-dioxide emissions consumers save when purchasing a Tesla electric vehicle.

The car’s sentry mode, which records its surroundings, also violates data protection laws, according to the vzbv.

(Writing by Miranda Murray, editing by Rachel More)