My wife and I have noticed that several of our friends will make snide remarks about Tesla. They call it "that Green movement crap" or "that crazy electric car company" or "those roving death machines that catch on fire". It gets old and we've noticed the split is about 50-50 in our age group of people that like it and people that hate it.
Now with the youth of today, it's 100% that like it. I can't tell you how many kids come up to me - teenagers, people that work in malls, drivethrus, movie theaters, restaurant servers, you name it. They all want to see inside and are so enthusiastic. I have heard from them countless times "you are driving my DREAM CAR!" or "what do you do for a living because I want to own one!"
A teen came up to us in the parking lot the other day and asked all the usual questions and when my wife and I got in the car she said "did you ever notice that every kid is crazy about Tesla?" I started thinking about it and we discussed it on the drive home. This is the car of the future. People in their 40s and beyond may have preconceived notions about Tesla but the youth sure don't.
And guess who will be purchasing all the new cars in 10-20 years? Yep, those same kids I'm talking to today.
The more time I spend around Tesla the happier I seem to be.