Tesla refunded customers who were overcharged up to $71,000 on new cars and gave them $200 to spend at its online store

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO. Maja Hitij/Getty Images

  • Tesla customers charged twice for a car were refunded their money a week later, CNBC reported.

  • Tesla offered the customers $200 in credit to spend at the company’s online store.

  • The buyers were left with bills of up to $142,000 and were charged for overdraft fees.

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Tesla has refunded customers who were double-charged for new electric cars in mid-March, and has offered them $200 in credit at its online store, six people told CNBC on Wednesday.

Tesla refunded the extra money about a week

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Tesla refunded customers who were charged twice for their cars

The strange saga of several Tesla buyers who paid for their cars using a direct bank transfer only to find out later that they’d been charged twice, seems to be over. “Everyday Chris” posted on the Tesla forum that he eventually did get in contact with someone at Tesla, and received a refund for the $56,579 charge about five business days after the problem started.

CNBC has been in contact with several other new Tesla owners who had similar issues, and reports that they have received refunds as well. Tesla has not publicly commented on the issue, but sent

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