Shoppers at Britain's biggest shopping center were outraged after a Tesla ran out of battery on a car park entry ramp and blocked the cars behind it for three hours.

An enraged shopper, identified only as Henry took to Reddit to share pictures of the scene that happened on Wednesday, Nov.3, evening at London's Westfield Shopping Centre, reports MyLondon.

He said: "Perfect, a Tesla ran out of battery and stopped at the ramp of a 5 story car park at Westfield. It has been three hours and counting."

One of the pictures he shared showed a tailback of cars waiting around the sloped spiral exit ramp.

The next picture, though slightly motion-blurred, showed the black Tesla Model S pulled over to the side of the ramp. It can be clearly seen in the picture that there was still not enough room for the waiting vehicles to pass.

According to Tesla, the Model S can run 360 miles when fully charged, so it's tough for the batteries to die without reaching a charging point.

Netizens who responded to the post made the exact same claims.

"Considering the huge range these cars have, there’s really no excuse for this." one wrote.

"Especially as the cars still have quite a bit of range (10-20 miles) even after hitting 0%. The driver had plenty of warning," another agreed.

"Westfield even has a large capacity tesla charging station lol."

"But yeah like others say over 3 hours is bad management imo. Get an extension lead at that point. A standard wall plug adds 6-10 miles an hour. So just 10 mins to give it a full mile to drive to a parking spot(likely with charging) is needed."

Some other users were less critical of the driver, one writing: "Same for running out of petrol I guess. It happens."

When someone suggested the car should have been recovered already, Henry replied: "The Tesla is completely dead and it is in parking mode."

"The management team rumbling about their solution and basically there is nothing they can do. In the end, all the cars reversed out from a 5 story winding ramp. Fab day."

He also added that the staff attempted to tow the car out but failed.

A spokesperson for Westfield said: "A customer’s Tesla vehicle broke down on the entry ramp of the car park at around 6 pm due to an empty battery."

"Westfield London’s car park team assisted the broken down vehicle and guided 10 vehicles that were behind the Tesla around it."

"Tesla car park assistance then arrived on-site to support the broken down vehicle."

Tesla runs out of battery in busy parking lot.
The Tesla Model S ran out of battery on Westfield Shopping Centre's car park entry ramp. Reddit.

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