Tesla Motors, founded by Elon Musk, is an automotive and energy company based in Palo Alto, California, and is known for being industry leaders for their plug-in cars.
Their sleek designs evocative of the future make their Model S, Model X and Model 3 automobiles appealing to prospective buyers, but now we’re discovering they are nowhere near perfect.
Apparently, whatever owners pack in the trunk of their flashy vehicles won’t be completely dry in inclement weather.
Tesla Model 3 owner Bjørn Nyland demonstrated the result of the design flaw and conveyed everything he had to say in one word.
To be fair, the trunk is presumably appropriately sealed and protects the stored contents from the elements, while it’s closed. But what’s the point when all the water from the back of the car cascades all over your groceries or precious golf clubs the moment you open the trunk?
We’d be saying the brown word too.
Twitter expects more from the leading car company.
Today's Facebook post by Bored Panda, which has 15 million followers: "Tesla, world's most Innovative car, leaves the most absurd flaw in their design that leaves your trunk all wet." $TSLAQ pic.twitter.com/YnuEyxAYyU
— Scot Work (@scot_work) May 14, 2019
Teslas have had a few issues over the years with regards to rain and it must be due to the lack of rain in California.
— 💧Mat Peterson (@heosat) May 14, 2019
Lack of rain shouldn’t make a difference, the designers were ex legacy auto engineers and designers,
— Mark Young (@Mark_Young05) May 14, 2019
— Globalklaus (@Globalklaus) May 12, 2019
The YouTube video was viewed over 488k times, and many viewers threw some shade at the car company.
Maybe Tesla is onto something for the environment.
Maybe it’s as simple as this.
However, maybe our expectations from Tesla are just too high, since other car companies are known to have similar problems.
In 2018, Tesla Motors was ranked as the world’s number one plug-in car manufacturer and had seen an increase in U.S. sales by 280%. That’s all well and good, but really, Tesla?