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Shocking Results As Tesla Owner Interviews Others About Tesla Vehicles: They Didn't Know the Model Y Was the Best Selling Car In the World

A Tesla owner, Ryan, went around Australia and interviewed other people about Tesla vehicles and the results are quite shocking. Here's what happened.

Shocking Results About Interviewing Others About Tesla

Ryan from Ryan's Model Y, a content creator online on X and YouTube, did a courageous thing recently and went around and interviewed other people, asking them about Tesla vehicles. He asked a variety of questions, including if they knew which car was the best-selling car in the world. In fact, here were his primary questions:

  • What was the #1 best-selling car in the world last year?
  • Would you consider driving an EV or a Tesla?

Here's how his interviews with others in Australia went.

He first talked to an older gentleman along the beach and asked him what car he reckons was the bestseller last year.

The response from this man was a Toyota. Ryan said it was a Tesla, and the man didn't believe him. In second was a Toyota RAV4. The older gentlemen also said that Tesla sales are down this year, right after Ryan mentioned the Model Y as a bestseller.

When asked if he would consider owning a Tesla, he said the jury is still out on the battery life and that they are too expensive. He said maybe in 5 to 10 years.

His next interview was with two gentlemen who were asked what the best-selling car in the world was. Their responses were a Ranger and Mercedes. Ryan said it was a Tesla, but they didn't know what that was, so Ryan said that's an electric car.

The two men would not consider getting an electric car when asked. They believe a gas car is cheaper and that to use an electric car you have to find somewhere to charge. They also didn't know enough about a Tesla to buy one.

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More Interview Questions

Another younger couple it looked like was asked about the best-selling car in the world, and the man said a Toyota Camry and the woman a Mazda. The woman read an article that Tesla is going down in sales, so she didn't say anything about a Tesla.

The man said he would consider getting a Tesla or an EV. The woman said one of her friends parents has a Tesla and that it's pretty nice.

In another interview, a younger man was asked about the best-selling car in the world, and he said a Toyota Corolla. Ryan said it was the Tesla Model Y. This man thought Tesla vehicles were cool.

In a truck, another guy was asked about the number one selling car in the world, and he said it was a Tesla. However, he said he wouldn't get one because 5 to 8 years down the road, you have to pay $25 to $30 thousand dollars to replace the battery.

Ryan continued his interviews. He talked to a younger man who thought a Mercedes was the best-selling car in the world. He would consider driving a Tesla or an EV. He also mentioned that he heard Tesla's sales have slowed down.

Another young man thought a Toyota was the bestseller. Another old man thought it was a Chinese brand. He would consider driving a Tesla because he has a friend who is pleased with his Tesla.

A group of 3 women was interviewed and asked the questions. They thought the bestselling cars were a Toyota Camry. They didn't expect it to be a Tesla, but one of them said it would be their second guess. These women also mentioned they heard Tesla vehicles were going down in sales, and would get a Tesla if the prices went down.

That was the end of Ryan's interviews, and they were shocking and eye-opening.

First, many people don't have awareness of Tesla vehicles. Toyota seems to be the brand that most people think has the bestselling car.

Many responses showed concern about the price of a Tesla, where to charge it, and having to replace the battery after 5 to 8 years.

People were also very eager to say that Tesla sales were down - almost like it was the "hip" thing to say because the mainstream media reports negative things about Tesla often.

The batteries in Tesla vehicles last a very long time - many hundreds of thousand of miles or more. Tesla Superchargers are spread across the U.S., Europe, and the dense part of China near Shanghai. There is a lot of misinformation out there about Tesla - and a lot of information that isn't well know enough!

EVs are still relatively new to the world of cars and most likely, people just aren't familiar enough with them who aren't buying a Tesla. I would bet that most people don't know that the Model 3 RWD is lower than the average vehicle price in the U.S., for example.

Quite the shocking results here, and I'm glad Ryan did these interviews. More awareness needs to be brought to Tesla and EVs. In the end, widespread adoption will come from social proof - seeing your friends and other people have amazing experiences with a Tesla or an EV.

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Hi! I'm Jeremy Noel Johnson, and I am a Tesla investor and supporter and own a 2022 Model 3 RWD EV and I don't have range anxiety :). I enjoy bringing you breaking Tesla news as well as anything about Tesla or other EV companies I can find, like Aptera. Other interests of mine are AI, Tesla Energy and the Tesla Bot! You can follow me on X.COM or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow my Tesla and EV news coverage.

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