Submitted by bchoward123 on Sat, 2018-06-02 08:45
Okay, this is hardly urgent but has been bugging me for the 2+ years I've had my Model S. My sister and brother-in-law refuse to even sit in my car - far less let me take them for a ride. When I first got the car, I tried to show them about it but they refused. Then I had a possible medical emergency and needed someone to drive my car from the doctor's office to my home. They still refused. So I got Tesla friends and neighbors to help out. But I wanted my sister to drive my car while I was a passenger because I didn't want her to panic if she had to suddenly drive it by herself ... because, think about it ...how do you turn on a Tesla if someone hasn't already told/shown you? How do you turn off a Tesla? Isn't the regenerative braking a funny (even scary) feeling the first time you experience it?
At this point, I don't want them to drive my car but I just think it's so silly that they are still being so obstinate. Whenever we have get-togethers, they insist on coming to pick me up in their ICE - rather than us meeting somewhere ... or heaven forbid, letting me actually drive them somewhere! Has anyone else experienced this? If you were successful in getting an ICE owner to accept your car, how did you do it? It's not something I lose any sleep over but it just has me puzzled. Some people resist change. I get that. But to be so negative about it ... I just don't understand.