Tesla drivers are now prone to road rage based on the negative experiences shared by EV owners.
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A Tesla Model S drives into the parking lot of a Tesla showroom and service center on May 20, 2019 in Burlingame, California. Stock for electric car maker Tesla fell to a 2-1/2 year low after Wall Street analysts questioned the company’s growth prospects.
Currently, there’s no official data yet proving that Tesla owners experience more road rage than other drivers.
But, based on the experiences shared by some Tesla drivers, it looks like they are receiving some hate on the road.
Tesla Drivers More Prone to Road Rage?
Electrek reported that it could contact an individual who hates Tesla drivers.
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A Tesla car drives past the building home to German vaccine maker CureVac on September 1, 2020 in Tubingen, Germany. Tesla head Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he is traveling to Germany and plans to visit both CureVac, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines.
The anonymous person allegedly hates EVs, especially Tesla, because of the misinformation he reads.
According to The Guardian’s latest report, a recent poll conducted by OpinionScience, a research analytics firm, revealed that 54% of respondents have negative opinions toward Elon Musk.
Some Tesla drivers also shared that the negative reputation of the billionaire is also affecting their experiences on the road.
Now, many Tesla owners shared their actual road rage encounters. One of them said that people would cut off on freeways.
Aside from this, there are also some instances when Tesla drivers are cursed and yelled at while on the road.
There are two simple reasons why Tesla EVs are hated more than other vehicles:
- Elon Musk is among the most criticized billionaires.
- Elon Musk’s controversial Twitter acquisition.
How to Handle Road Rage
Top Driver explained why road rage encounters commonly happen. These include tailgating, honking, yelling, speeding, weaving, and intentionally ramming.
Aside from these, cutting off other vehicles and confronting other drivers outside their cars could also lead to road rage.
If ever you experience road rage, here are some of the things you need to remember:
- Don’t stop if someone asks you to park your car and confront them outside.
- Always keep a safe distance. If a vehicle is trying to cut you off, just let them be and keep your distance as far away as possible.
- If a driver harasses you on the road, always find the nearest police station to report the incident. Don’t forget to take note of their plate numbers.
- The most important thing you need to remember is to stay calm. Don’t get provoked by negative behaviors.
In other news, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y received a rare $3,700 discount for December orders.
Recently, a massive Tesla recalls in China re-collected over 400,000 units because of a rear light issue.
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