After owning both a Model Y for two years and purchasing a Model X, a former Tesla owner said that road trips were stressful and the range was abysmal
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An unimpressed customer abandoned her Tesla Model X after a few months claiming it couldn’t keep its charge on road trips. Madison Hafen, known as @madisonhafen online, has taken to TikTok to share her biggest bugbears with the flashy vehicle, co-founded by Elon Musk.
She began her video by listing the benefits of having a Tesla, such as remote climate control, regenerative braking, and safety features. However, she found that road trips weren’t as efficient as she had hoped, claiming the Model X’s high mile range was unrealistic. “Elon is out here catfishing us though,” Madison said. “I was told my car would have a 300-ish mile range, and driving on the freeway during a road trip, you get about half of that.”
She’s not the only one who feels that way, as multiple people in her comments section echoed the realistic mileage of their Tesla. “Facts, the worst thing is they’ll tell you 300 miles but you really only get 180,” one user said. To which Madison quickly responded: “For sure!”
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Another issue she encountered was charging once she arrived at her destination. “Instead of doing [what] we were trying to do at the new location, you have to go charge,” she said. “When you reach your destination, you’re just done being in the car.” When it came to charging the vehicle during a solo trip in an unfamiliar area, Madison felt the stress of having to wait 20 to 30 minutes to charge at a Supercharger.
“There were a couple of times that it was more than inconvenient, it was stressful,” said Madison. “And that was when I was on a road trip by myself on an unfamiliar road. Knowing that it’s a possibility I could run out of charge if I’m not careful, was really stressful.” Another commenter had their own strife with their Tesla, saying that Musk definitely brought the value down by reducing the price of the Model Y.
“I wish I didn’t buy my Model Y last year,” wrote another user. Elon literally devalued it by almost $20,000 by reducing the cost last week.” One person asked her why she ended up biting the bullet and getting rid of her Tesla, and Madison quickly responded. “Mostly tired of worrying about charging while I was out of town for business,” she wrote. “Honestly wanted to switch things up and drive something else, too.”