Tesla Myth's

Debunk some Tesla myths

Stop the misconceptions and half truths from spreading. Lots of fake news, statistics and wrong data. This gives the wrong information to people and sways them one way or another and can affect stock markets of that comapny, just like like advertising.  Fake or Bad news stories about Tesla are a good money maker for online newspapers (advertising revenue). This should never be allowed and there are laws about it.  

I have listed many of the old arguments that occur between people who do not have all the facts.

Looking at both sides is always the best answer, we try to look at the facts, and not just individual news items.

Some common arguments often argued within a forum such as ‘The Daily Mail’ comments section, of which I am sure many of you are!

Help us educate the people of such talking hubs.  Take some of the facts below and post what you think the correct winning argument should be.


Top 6 Tesla Myths

A headline about a Tesla fire is a guaranteed gold mine of clickthroughs for online newspapers. But in fact, battery fires in Teslas (or other EVs) are quite rare compared to fires involving petrol vehicles. Steve Hanley, writing in CleanTechnica, reminds us that there are around 150 fuel fires in vehicles in the US every day. According to a recent 2014-2016 FEMA report, there were an estimated 171,500 highway vehicle fires each year in the U.S., resulting in an annual average of 345 deaths. Imagine these headlines in the news (these are ignored by the media)
  • “BMW catches fire – are Petrol cars dangerous?”
  • “Petrol Tanker catches fire – Should they be banned?”
  • “Your petrol tank could explode on hot days?”
There have been at least 14 instances of Tesla cars catching fire since 2013, with the majority occurring after a crash. Tesla said its cars are about 10 times less likely to experience a fire than petrol-powered cars, based on its fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles which have driven more than 10bn miles.

Tesla no longer receives an individual car subsidy as it hit the mark of 200,000 vehicles. This is available for every car manufacturer.

Bailout Subsidies

GM received 50.3 Billion dollars

FORD received 27.5 Billion dollars

TESLA received 0.46 Billion dollars

Tesla fully repaid the subsidies, with interest nine years early.

GM Subsidies in detail (below)

Tesla Myths

Ford Subsidies in detail (below)

Tesla Myths

TESLA Subsidies in detail (below)

Tesla Myths

Tesla has reported a net profit in its past three quarters: $143 million in the third quarter of 2019, $105 million in the fourth quarter, and $16 million in the first quarter of 2020.

To start the car, you need to add a pin to drive. Only you know that.

Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center, stated that 112 out of 115 stolen Teslas have been recovered from 2011 to May 2018. That’s a 97% recovery rate, which is incredibly impressive. Three cars were probably broken up and shipped overseas.

Take a look at this video, it explains every safety aspect of Tesla cars. It shows quite comprehensibly all the up to date fact we have on Tesla’s.


No Tesla has never advertised. More to come.

Top 7 Electric Car Myths

So the complaint is “I don’t have a driveway”.

Lots of ‘pop-up’ charging hubs along with the zap-map will help you charge your car while shopping or at work.

Look up where your nearest is. Zapmap

  • Lampost charging: – https://www.ubitricity.com/en/
  • Urban electric (pavement chargers) https://www.urbanelectric.london/

Charging takes about 5 minutes for every 75 miles using a V3 Tesla Supercharger.

30 minutes charging will give you on average 100 miles in non-teslas.

The bottom line is that the batteries lose about 1% of capacity every 30,000km (18,750 miles).
After 23 years or 271,400 miles of normal driving per year (Calculated at 11,800 miles per year average) you will have lost 15% of the battery capacity.
Most Ice cars only last about 100,000 miles if that.
You will only be able to travel 322 miles each charge in a Tesla Model S after 23 years!

This is just one place recycling batteries, it creates of jobs, and makes money. Years ago you may have to change a starter motor or alternator, a set of spark plugs, leads and not forgetting oil every 6 months, that adds up. If instead every 7 years had to recycle a few battery cells, that’s not a big loss?


Tesla vehicles are exempt from the daily London Congestion Charge of £11.50. The cost of commuting into London by car for 3 years could be up to £8,970, when driving into the zone on a daily basis. Even more now the charge has risen.

Just a thought...

If you were transitioning to a petrol car from an electric car – the salesman ship talk must be really weird?
Your selling points would be the following: –


  1. You have to fill it with flammable liquid at a garage every so often, not at home?
  2. Pay three times as much for fuel?
  3. It will pollute dangerous toxic gases?
  4. It will be slower?
  5. Higher maintenance?
  6. It can’t update itself?
    Is that OK?
  7. It will be noisy?

Imagine needing to pay £80 every time you drive 6000 miles?
and also takes 2 hours of your time to fix at a garage?

But that's what does happen with an ICE Car (internal combustion engine). We call it an Oil change! Your just needing new polluting chemicals for your car. Seems mad in 10 years we will look back and see the whole car industry has changed...

What do you think?

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