Tesla Motors Inc. filed suit against the auto parts supplier who made the hydraulic mechanism for a prototype of the “Falcon Wing” doors on its new Model X crossover SUV Jan. 19. The doors, which open vertically, are a signature design element of Tesla’s latest model.
The suit claims a subsidiary of Swiss auto parts maker Hoerbiger botched the hydraulic mechanism job and that Tesla engineered a new “electromechanical” fix before the Model X went into production.
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