Car Thieves Have Discovered A Clever Way To Steal Teslas

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Police remain clueless.

Hopefully, these Norwegian thieves won't pass on their skills to counterparts in other countries. There could be some serious trouble if they do. Police in Norway are currently dumbfounded as to how professional thieves managed to steal two Tesla Model S cars right from their owners' driveways.

The thefts occurred in the towns of Frogner and Jessheim, both not far from the capital city of Oslo. What's so troubling? They successfully stole the vehicles without the keys. Their owners still have possession of them. Until answers are found, local police have sent a warning to Tesla owners in the area in the hope of avoiding additional thefts.

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"During the night, we have received a report of theft of two Tesla Model S from private courtyards," the police wrote on Twitter. "Car owners have the key cards. Owners of similar cars are advised to be vigilant. There are probably professional thieves in the district."

Tesla theft in America is fortunately very low. A majority of Teslas that do manage to get stolen are recovered. In Europe, the situation is different. Thieves overseas are apparently more sophisticated than those in the US. Their method is to utilize relay attacks on the Tesla model's passive keyless entry and start systems, tricking the car into "thinking" its owner's key fob is present. Tesla was quickly made aware of the situation.

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It soon released additional layers of theft protection with upgraded key fobs with more advanced coding. In case the thieves still manage to succeed, owners can also track their stolen car through the Tesla mobile app and alert police. But by the looks of things in Norway, it seems thieves have managed to get around that as well.

There's still no word from Tesla yet about the Norway situation but we figure it'll take action quickly. Norway has the highest number of Teslas per capita in the world and the biggest number of EVs in general than any other country. Ignoring this key market isn't something Tesla can afford.

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