Utah police recover stolen Teslas, including one driven by a man claiming to be a 'Tesla'

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  • Hagrinas Union City, CA
    Nov. 25, 2017 1:48 p.m.

    "A poor review of Tesla vehicles when a guy can't even steal one without the battery going dead while trying to escape"

    I couldn't agree more. If somebody stole a GM car with less than 1/8 tank of gas, and ran out of gas while trying to escape, I'd say that GM makes very poor vehicles and nobody should buy one.

    (Note for the sarcasm impaired: The cars have a range of over 300 miles per charge, and most owners plug in each night. Despite driving an average of 40 miles a day, most owners start with a range of hundreds of miles every single day, as opposed to filling up when their tank is almost empty. The likelihood of running out of charge is so small compared to running out of gas in a different car that AAA is dropping its program to offer a charging emergency road service for EVs due to lack of use.)

  • nmjim SANDIA PARK, NM
    Nov. 25, 2017 9:50 a.m.

    Since Nikola Tesla never married and had no offspring outside of wedlock, it is difficult to claim descendancy from him. A poor review of Tesla vehicles when a guy can't even steal one without the battery going dead while trying to escape......

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 25, 2017 9:34 a.m.

    I do hope the Deseret News follows up on these hearings.

    The judge should have fun with these folks. "So, this guy gave you a $90,000 car. Did you think he was Oprah Winfrey?"

    I liked the part of the story where they thought they had already rounded them up...and one more showed up. Are you sure the dealer has accounted for all of his inventory?

    Strange story indeed.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Nov. 25, 2017 9:17 a.m.

    Well, so much for my plan to pose as Bobby LandRover Jr. These cops are good!