Woman At Gas Station Trying To Figure Out How To Fill Up Her Tesla

December 19, 2018

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This is a three and a half minute video of a woman at the gas station trying to figure out how to fill up the Tesla Model S she's driving. Admittedly, finding the gas tank on a Tesla is almost impossible. Some might even argue it is impossible, but those people don't try hard enough and believe in themselves. That said, I refuse to believe this isn't fake because it would just be too much for me to bear right now. I've had a long morning. "What, did you blow up your Tesla trying to fill it with gas?" My girlfriend's.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, Scarlett H and carey, who agree this is why you use the full-service pumps.

  • madcow3417

    Those aren't temporary plates, so chances are this is a borrowed car. The owner probably pranked her by asking her to fill it up, knowing she doesn't know how/where. I can't fault her for not keeping up on the latest in car tech, I've never seen the inside of a Tesla or its charge socket in person.

  • sizzlepants

    I feel this clip exemplifies the United States on the current world stage.

    Rich enough to own a Tesla
    Too dumb to understand its fuel
    And all wrapped up in a 'unique' style

  • Lee Sullivan

    The best part of this video is the guys laugh. In the beginning he sounds like a demented elf.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I have a lot of questions about this video and like... all of are "what's with the hair?"

  • Douchy McDouche

    Woman driver. Blonde. And then people say stereotypes are mean.

  • Andyman7714

    Why doesn't whe just put it in the back seat? Plenty of room for gas there.

  • Bling Nye

    Pump it in the trunk.

    Always a good life motto.

  • Munihausen

    Just think - when she hits 175k miles in that Tesla, she would have made up for the carbon footprint she would have had with a non-electric car.

    Looking forward to it!

  • GeneralDisorder

    The Tesla vehicles are decently designed. Although... there's a metric shit-ton of non-essential shit that probably breaks every 5 years at best.

    I read somewhere that there's something like 150 electric motors not including the propulsion motor.

  • Douchy McDouche

    She makes a bigger carbon footprint through her mouth breathing.

  • tyr2180

    Now that the consumer demand is just starting to shift, upstream use will follow. We're already seeing that in solar powered car factories and semi-solid lithium packs. Where we are now is a necessary, if awkward step in the process. I'm sure there were people pouring oats into the gas tanks of their model As...

  • Ollie Williams

    Wait, you're not supposed to feed your car oats?

  • Nicholas Conrad

    And in the meantime she's getting most of her electricity from coal plants, so.....

  • Konstantin

    Biggest challenge in going solar is storage. If we augment the grid with electric vehicles while they are parked, as is the common proposal, we can solve it. So adoption of electrics puts us on the right trajectory. We just aren't there yet.

  • Bling Nye

    Is she though? Looks like it might be in California... CA has only one active coal power plant.

    In-State Electricity Production (2017), in TWh:

    Wind 12.9
    Solar 24.3
    Small hydro 6.4
    Geothermal 11.7
    Biomass 5.8
    Large hydro 36.9
    Coal 0.3
    Nuclear 17.9
    Natural gas 89.6
    Total 206.3

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

    Even if it's not California, coal across the US accounts for less power than natural gas. And frankly it's only a matter of time before renewables supplant fossil fuels. https://www.eia.gov/tools/f...

    For example, CA has doubled their percentage of in-state renewables' production in less than 10 years. In 2009 renewables accounted for 14.5% and 2017 has it at 29.7%.

    Even if you account for power generated outside of CA and pumped into CA, coal still sits at 4.1% while renewable is at 29%.

  • Ollie Williams

    I've always looked at it more of an effort to reduce oil dependency, and less so about carbon emissions through running or manufacturing.

  • Munihausen

    That is another point of view, sure.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    🤔 This may indeed be the stronger effect, but is not the one I hear proponents advance.

  • Bling Nye

    That's a bingo.

    Also, https://www.popularmechanic...

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