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Published June 20th 2021
I am just a girl standing in front of a Tesla
Being a girl, I have never really been interested in cars – as long as the car got me from A to B, I was good to go.
That is until I got taken for a test drive in a Tesla.
Once you've been in a Tesla, you'll be a raving fan!
The next day came and we turned up at the showroom early, eagerly waiting for our driver. He walked us to the carpark and the first thing he showed us was Tesla's smart summon feature, which is particularly useful when parked in a tight spot.
The way it works is you press a button on your mobile Tesla app and the car drives itself forward, allowing you to easily get into the car.
My jaw dropped - I had no idea that was even possible.
Next, he showed us the autopilot feature, where the car drove itself … yes completely by itself.
We also got to experience Tesla's extreme acceleration speed - from 0 to 100km in under 5 seconds! It felt like we were about to take off ...
I didn't think it could get any more impressive - until I saw the car park itself in a very tight spot (see video below).
That day I was sold!
Whilst Tesla is still a little out of my budget, it is definitely on my bucket list …
I often think of our incredible experience in Hawaii and have spoken to my brother about it on several occasions. Being a technology loving geek like me, we would sometimes discuss its incredible features.
Then I got a brilliant idea - to hire a Tesla for my brother's birthday. I jumped online and found a company called evee - Australia's only electric car-sharing website.
As an electric car owner, you can privately list your car for hire and earn extra cash. As a renter, you get to experience the future of travel for a day or a week.
I searched for Teslas near our home and found one just up the road. I booked it for the following weekend.
That weekend I surprised my brother and presented him with the gift. He was so excited … and so was I. I even made him a special bejewelled Tesla T-Shirt for the experience.
In fact, we made the Tesla Drive an all family event.