Old habits die hard. It’s an old saying that definitely applies to some first-time EV owners. A video has gone viral showing a Tesla Model Y owner trying to top up her electric crossover with gas, but getting confused when she can’t find the gas cap on her car.
A Tesla Model Y driver in the UK certainly shows how EV owners are still grappling with new propulsion technologies that draw energy from electricity rather than fossil fuels. One tweet showed Danielle Wright, 22, parked her Tesla Model Y next to a gas station and frantically tried to find the vehicle’s gas cap. With the gas filler in hand, she circled the electric car and found the gas cap door, but she was confused because there was no gas cap at all. She only gave up when people repeatedly told her it was an electric car and that it ran on electricity rather than petrol, the video showed.
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The video quickly went viral and has been viewed more than 40 million times. It even caught the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, too. While some called the Tesla driver stupid and others claimed the video was staged, Elon Musk defended her on Twitter, saying it “happens from time to time” and that “it’s a habit.” Difficult to change.” Apparently, the Tesla CEO said that people are not used to the new electric propulsion technology.
The Tesla Model Y owner told the Daily Star that when the video was filmed, the EV was still new and her old habit of refueling the car at a gas station was picked up during the incident. .
First published date: May 24, 2023 at 09:32 AM CST