Tesla: Ridesharing on a Tesla Model 3

Rideshare with a Tesla model 3

So to familiarize myself with the Tesla model 3 intricacies and nuances I decided to drive for Uber with the new Tesla Model 3 and here is the hilarity that ensues.

The exterior door handles   – I ended up having to open the door for everyone as nooone could figure out how to open the car from the outside. On several occassions passengers have simply stared at the car door

Tesla model 3 interior door handes

Like the outside doors, I have had to open the inside doors for everyone. Even if you point it out, most passengers have trouble finding the inside door release and instinctively grab the emergency release

Tesla is a recognizable brand, and as such people are very impressed when you pick them up in a Tesla. I have noticed a lot of passengers are a lot more courteous and polite because they get to ride on a luxury vehicle for a regular rideshare link

model 3 screen

Not one passenger has failed to notice the enourmous touchscreen floating above a minimalistic dashboard

Tesla’s autonomous driving is a godsend for Los Angeles traffic. I have particularly loved the auto-follow as I still haven’t developed faith in the stay in lane 

Conclusion: Amazing

The Tesla Model 3 is absolutely perfect for rideshare driving if you don’t mind driving around in a $70k car. It will be more practical when Tesla releases the $35k base model and I can easily see it becoming the new standard.

Contact me if you are looking for a rideshare driver and I can arrange to be in your area prior to  your ride request if I am available

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