My wife and I decided to rent a Tesla on a visit to Canada last month. A major car rental company was renting them for about one-third the cost of a petrol car. We figured, how different could it be?
The anxiety over our car choice started to build six weeks before our trip. An email from the rental company popped into my inbox. "Introducing: Your Tesla Model Y."
We read the emails, looked at EV electric vehicle charging options, and when we picked up the Tesla in downtown Toronto we thought we were ready.
First of all, everything about the Tesla Model Y is different from a regular car. Door handles? Yeah, those are a two-step process. Push the back part in, the front part pops out, and pull to open.
Before driving it for the first time, I wanted to adjust the mirrors. Now, in just about every car I've ever driven there are switches to adjust the mirrors on the door by the driver's side mirror.
Not the Tesla. You have to go through the screen, find "mirrors", choose left and right and use this ball toggle thingy on the steering wheel to make adjustments.