April 18, 2024

Tesla and SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk reacts throughout an in-conversation occasion with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London, Britain, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. 

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Tesla filed a lawsuit in opposition to the Swedish Transport Company on Monday after postal employees started to dam deliveries of license plates for the corporate’s vehicles.

Swedish postal employees blocked Tesla license plate deliveries as a present of solidarity with hanging employees. Swedish unions have pressured Tesla with strikes and blockades over the corporate’s refusal to date to signal a collective bargaining settlement with workers in its service division, together with technicians and mechanics who restore and preserve clients’ vehicles.

Tesla claims the Swedish authorities has a “constitutional obligation to offer registration plates to automobile house owners,” in line with the paperwork. The go well with was filed with the Norrköping district court docket on Monday. It additionally sued the postal service, in line with Bloomberg.

The lawsuit submitting mentioned Tesla delivered 9,167 vehicles to Sweden in 2022 and that the Mannequin Y is the best-selling automobile within the nation to date in 2023. Tesla delivered 435,059 vehicles in Q3, in line with its automobile manufacturing and supply report on Oct. 2.

A Tesla spokesperson wasn’t instantly obtainable for remark.

“This seizure of license plates constitutes a discriminatory assault with none help in legislation directed at Tesla. This measure can’t be described in every other manner than as a novel assault on an organization working in Sweden,” Tesla mentioned within the submitting, which CNBC translated to English.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned Thursday “That is insane,” in a submit on X, the positioning he owns previously referred to as Twitter, in reference to a narrative concerning the blocked plates.

The lawsuit claims that Tesla ought to be capable of gather license plates immediately “into Tesla’s possession” as a substitute of receiving them by mail, in line with the submitting.

Shares of Tesla have been down lower than 1% Monday.

Representatives for the Swedish authorities didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.

–CNBC’s Lora Kolodny contributed to this report