It's not you, it's model 3
Last week, my wife and I were at a Tesla Gallery where she took the Tesla Model 3 for a test drive before her purchase. The experience went well and she loved the car. I finally managed to persuade her to give me a few minutes behind the wheel as well. So generous of her. But that's not what this vital public service announcement is about.
As I drove the car back to the gallery, I noticed a group of young people taking turns on the back of another Model 3. Next to them, a Tesla employee looked completely confused as he looked at something on his phone. I initially assumed they were checking the width of the vehicle. Or maybe they were examining the usable trunk space. So I did not think about it and parked our car in two bays.
Our gallery associate then began to show us some additional features of the operating system and navigation we asked. At some point during his demonstration, I looked into the rearview mirror and saw that the group was now standing behind our test drive vehicle. They seemed to be wrapping their arms around the back of our car. At this point, I had a good idea of what was happening.
Friends do not let friends hug Teslas
When we got out of the car, I looked at them and smiled.
"You're probably wondering why we're hugging the car." One of them told us when we left: "Well, we saw a video that if you hug the car only Sure, a secret door is open. It shows a beating heart. Looks like we can not make it work. "
A week or two before a post had circulated on the web, Model 3 had a secret "pulsating" Easter egg. This could be found by wrapping his arms around the car to give a "hug". I had to be the bearer of bad news. "Yes, I saw it too." I told him: "It's fake … model 3 has no heart."
I could see the disappointment on his face. I hope I have helped to save you from any future embarrassment. In fact, this was not the first person I had to say it to. A friend of mine sent me a picture of the supposed harbor of the heart, about a week before, telling me to give him a hug in the car when we took ours.
I'm not surprised people took the post seriously. Tesla is often fun in this way, including fun software or hidden modes in your vehicles. But software and games are one thing. Adding a motorized door on each model 3 just for a gag on the model 3 having a pulsating heart? This is not likely to happen.
If for some reason you still do not believe me, check out the video above for teslaOS.
In addition, you absolutely can not charge your EV by putting it in the microwave. I do not think anyone has turned around yet. But I wanted to pinch the button now.
Categories: Tesla, Test Drives, Videos