The Tesla Y has put the purr in my paws

The Tesla Y has put the purr in my paws

January 22, 2023
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Mrs AmazingEV - PR professional writes

"For more than two decades I professionally espoused the merits of brands. Big brands, small brands and everything in between; and for that whole time, I refused to fall prey to the so-called power of brands.  I refused to believe the hype I was a part of creating. Why should I buy a a Tesla?"

Tesla Model Y

Does Car Brand Matter?

For me, a product is about quality, structure, fabric and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that’s inexplicably hard to define.  While I know brands have a place, I have to wonder what they mean to our new world.  As we transition forward with a newfound global respect for our carbon footprint – is there even room for brands and should they matter?

 

Well, it’s arguable depending on your point of view, I suppose. So, what’s this got to do with electric vehicles, I hear you ask?  A lot.  

 

The evolving electric vehicle market is silently sprouting across Australia with the arrival of brands from all over the world.  These new, relatively unknown brands are now advocating loudly in a bid to capture our green dollar.

 

I’m an advocate of electric vehicles and anything that can help us lower our carbon footprint, I am just dubious of brands spruiking outrageous claims – so, when my husband suggested we transition to an EV I knew that branding would not be an issue. I knew I would not be influenced by names, advertising or influencers.

We shopped around first

The first EV brand (which I will not name) we drove was a good drive, smooth, economical and ticked all the boxes. 


Sure, the interior was more 1980’s rave party than Hamptons holiday, but I could see it would do the job. (With a cool ad Energy info / usage or whatever).  It was nice, albeit a tad smallish.


The second brand we drove would definitely get us from A to B and was technically sound (for a very realistic and affordable price).


It too was nice; I couldn’t fault it – and trust me: I tried.  Actually, it was pretty perfect, just missing that something, I guess as the French would  say, it lacked a touch of je ne sais quoi.


Now, I know this is sounding a bit like a certain children’s nursery rhyme – but yes – the third test drive was indeed just right.


Love at first seat


From the moment my derriere hit that passenger seat, I knew this was my car would be just right.  It oozed je ness ais quoi.  As the wheels kissed the road, I breathed and reflected on my morning’s meditations.


Immediately, my mind began to wonder.  How did they make this seat to fit me?  Did my husband order it? Was it custom made? It cushioned my tushy with a comfort I haven’t felt since 1998.As the cool breeze of the open-plan air conditioning flowed freely throughout the car I sunk back into the seat.  I was happy, relaxed and at ease.  Strangely safe and protected as I looked up through the glass rooftop and inhaled the sunshine.


I admired the dash trim and the sleek backseat and played with the confusing air con controls. But, the little things were the biggest things.  The clothes hook that slides out with ease; the front storage or frunk is huge and trunk equally roomy; and the extraordinarily smooth front seat drop back had me doing imitations of my cat in no time.

This is not car as I have ever known cars: a means to get from A to B.  The Tesla Y is an emotion, it’s a feeling and a calling.

So, yes. I was Tesla-ed.   I was meowsk-ed my Mr Musk. Sure, I’ll admit that.

 

The Tesla Y is technologically outstanding, you can talk to it and ask it (politely) to open the glove box, and it will oblige.  

 

I’ll admit my husband keeps asking the  voice command to “eject my wife from passenger seat” but, I know that seat loves me as much as I love it ….

 

This is not car as I have ever known cars: a means to get from A to B.  The Tesla Y is an emotion, it’s a feeling and a calling.

 

Read all the hype you like Tesla, read, comment, follow do whatever you – but, at the end of the day give it a try, get in it and drive it (or be a passenger).  It may not be for you and that’s OK.

 

But for me, the Tesla Y has put the purr in my paws.

“I’ll admit my MrAmazingEV keeps asking the voice command to “eject my wife from the passenger seat” but, I know that seat loves me as much as I love it …”

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