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US–Europe Tesla Model S Exchange?

How does the idea of a US–Europe Tesla Model S exchange sound to you? Would you let your Model S out of sight long enough for such an arrangement to occur? Even if you knew the person you were exchanging with was also a Tesla owner (and likely to be obsessive about their car as well)? Or would you be happy to share if you can borrow someone else’s?

Interesting questions. Ones that I hadn’t considered until I was forwarded a link to a forum topic on the Tesla Motors Club forum (in a topic started by “MikeC”).


Even as someone who doesn’t own a Model S, I don’t think that I would be willing to trust it to a stranger if I did own one — and maybe not even to a family member for that matter.

The owner in question in this case noted that he was vetting any potential takers by requiring them to be longtime contributors on the Tesla Motors Club forum — not a bad strategy for weeding out some of those with questionable morals. But is it enough?

A final note — one of those that replied to the forum topic noted that, owing to fact that Tesla owners seem to “love their car” a good deal more than average car owners, they were “confident that it could work.” In my experience, that certainly does seems to be the case.

But, hmmm… Even considering that fact, I’m not quite sure what I think about this. Can you imagine leaving a Tesla P85D (or other model) in the hands of a stranger?

Image Credit: Tesla Motors

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


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