The reason Tesla won you over

Five Teslas charging at an Urban Supercharger

I’m curious, what was the reason Tesla won you over? – Andreas P

Tesla Owners Club Vancouver Island – on Facebook

  • I was always told “never buy the first few years of a vehicle, because they haven’t worked out all the bugs”. Tesla has been building electric cars and their parts for many more years then ICE conversion companies. They are the leaders and what all the followers are comparing themselves to ( like the truck manufacturers compare their truck to the F150). – Craig P
  • I loved the electric component of my Prius Prime but hated when it flipped to gas. Electric driving is so fun! And not having to deal with a dealership. I hate buying cars from traditional dealerships. – Elizabeth T
  • I wanted the reliability of a charging network. Two months after purchasing mine I drove to California and back. 4,600 km round trip. Couldn’t have done it in any other EV – Duncan M
  • I was totally enamoured with Tesla before I got mine, so it didn’t take much for me. The final “nail in the coffin” for us though, was I’ve never seen a car hold it’s value as well as Tesla‘s do. – Gary H
  • Autopilot and their incredible software stack. – Robert L
  • The company’s mission statement, their lead and excellence in EV tech and the fact that the car is the most fun you can have with your pants on. – Glenn G
  • Fast – Shawn E
  • All of the above – Heather K
  • About ten years ago, I warned my wife that my “mid-life crisis car” would have a plug on it. An EV was the obvious environmental choice. I started following developments at Tesla in about 2009 and became a TSLA investor in 2016. In spite of that, in 2018 I researched all available EV options – and the Tesla Model 3 was the obvious choice. I wanted to buy a car from a company that has a foothold in the future and is not dragging along with a legacy in the past. In 2019, we bought our M3 SR+: my wife wanted red exterior and white seats; I wanted the FSD. The continuous firmware upgrades are incredible, making for a continuously improving product. –
  • Sexy – Catherine H
  • The Tesla tech is just YEARS beyond the competition. Like an iPhone compared to a Blackberry. The thing just constantly amazes about how smart it is and how nice it is to be in.
  • SO many quality of life features that the other makers just don’t seem to have the ability or desire to offer. – Craig T
  • Range. Fast. Style. Charge network. Battery management. Not an OEM that treats electric like an ice car ( needing tons of maintenance) – Steve G
  • Spending up to ~$500/month on gas for the 07 Tahoe was getting old. And it needed to be replaced. I was sick of working on it. I wanted something fast. Was originally interested in the Mach e but glad I didn’t go that route as the Tesla seems to be the superior vehicle. $8k incentive was the deciding factor that made us pull the trigger – Roderick G
  • Replace the gas bill. Was over $500/ month in gas for work commutes, so was willing to put up with the basic interiors etc to have it as an extra commuter car. The tech is also fun, but that fades quickly. Definitely would not have got it as my only car. – Peter A
  • Clean interior design, floor space in back seat, mobile servicing & no fuel bill. – Sabrina C
  • It’s not an ICE car – Maggie H
  • True innovation, not a remake of an ICE, they took on the big companies that had us locked down. – Sandra S
  • Necessity!! I knew that if Tesla didn’t survive, EV’s wouldn’t be available for years. I followed Tesla since the T Zero concept back in 2003 , and drooled over getting an EV ever since. Purchased Tesla stock in 2016, and Tesla’s previous supplier of inverters, Solaredge in 2017. Made enough returns on Solaredge to pay for my Model 3 in 2018, and still have my Tesla stock growing nicely too. – David B
  • Isn’t it awesome to be driving a solar-powered Tesla? I love it! – Ann-Marie H
  • Safety and engineering! Plus, the dash was uncluttered and Autopilot eased some of my city driving anxiety. – Jennifer D
  • Been an EV house for years. Really enjoyed our BMW i3 which we owned before the M3 was released. When it was time to switch the decision was easy. – Tony J
  • For giving away the patents – Dee Dee W
  • My friend who is a mechanic strongly recommended it. – Jean-Guy N
  • I’m a tech guy, I love all the tech and have been wanting an electric car for years…so when the boss(wife and ceo of our tech company) said I could get one as a bonus I jumped on it. – Jerry H
  • I got tired of watching the price of gas going up around 2007 and googled electric cars and discovered Tesla. I fell in love with the original roadster and reserved one even though I knew I couldn’t afford one. I never bought the roadster but reserved a Model 3 when they revealed it years later. Got tired of waiting for the Model 3 and inquired about a used Model S in 2017. Tesla sales called me the next day and said a 2014 Model S was available but it had been in a accident 3 years ago with about $15,000 worth of damage and I could get it for less then the cost of a Model 3 with lifetime free Supercharging and premium connectivity. I jumped at the deal and I still love the car today and have convinced a few people to by a Tesla but wish I could get more people on board. – David J
  • Price of gas, and listening to testimonials. Plus compared to other cars, it’s pretty freaking nice looking. – Jane J

2 thoughts on “The reason Tesla won you over”

  1. Instant gratification from the speed, looks and cost of ownership is unparalleled with any vehicle out there. From software updates to iphone control it is just 3 steps above any ICE car and continues to improve. No Maintenance was a huge thing, my wife was in disbelief…
    Charging with solar power is another game changer, going from $400 a month for gas to nothing is as powerful an incentive as I could imagine. Charging availability improves monthly and will slowly become as second nature as gas stations.
    Lastly, the hatch and hitch on the Y are game changers. Now I dont need the truck for mountain biking and bringing the dog and it can even handle shorter trips with the boat.
    Life is good and gets better with each over the air update!

  2. why -Tesla – won -me – over ?
    Well I’ve been licenced journeyman for over 30yrs. And I HATED all cars
    equally! Then one day on my way home on the highway, there was this car
    that I did not recognize.I slowed down to get another look,but still could see
    no name. I continued on my way but it bothered me.
    I slowed again and literally waited for it to pass me.It was big ,black and had washington tags.These people must have thought I was stalking them!
    Well I could not forget that car.And the rest is history. Convinced my wife
    that a Tesla was our next car. Actually waited 2yrs. finally ordered a black
    M3P.Less than 1 month later,it arrived.Sold our 3 ice vehicles and have not
    looked back! Total cost in 2yrs. Wiper blades & cabin filters!Incredible.
    Only regret? Should have ordered sooner
    Favourite reply to people who still think ice cars are better;
    “I see gas is up again. funny electricity still costs the same after 2yrs.!!”

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