97-Year-Old Man Rides In A Tesla Model S (Video)

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This story about a grandpa riding in a Tesla Model S was first published on Gas2.

Tesla continues to get more free advertising than any company in history thanks to the magic of cheap video cameras and YouTube. In the past few days, a 97 year old man got his first ride in a Model S and a Model X set a new world record for an SUV at the drag strip — humbling a half-million-dollar Lamborghini in the process. Both videos make for entertaining watching.

Grandpa Goes For A Sunday Drive

Ranking high on the feelgood scale, a man takes his 97-year-old grandfather for his first ever ride in an electric car — a Tesla Model S. Predictably, the codger is suitably impressed with the rocket sled masquerading as a mild-mannered street car. Like many folks, the older man is skeptical about a car that needs to be recharged and is unfamiliar with the Tesla Supercharger network.

His first reaction once the car starts in motion is how quiet it is. When the driver gives him a taste of the instant acceleration, he chortles, “You gotta have a parachute to drive this car!” The whole video is cute and folksy. Watch as it completely wins over this sprightly nonagenarian.

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