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dianea diaspora
Why do Teslas have a rear window heater?

So you can warm your hands while you push.
Originally for Lada...
Recycling 80s Skoda jokes, for the Tesla...

"Why does a Tesla have a spoiler? It's padding to protect the teeth of the guy pushing it, if he slips"
Muse diaspora
Why would anyone need to push a Tesla? I'm no Elon Musk fan, but the cars are fine. I have never had one, but I have never seen one pulled over to the side of the road because it ran out of electricity. Is there some problem I haven't heard about in the news?
Don Little diaspora
They must represent something bad to some people. Seems they're continually getting keyed, or big lifted diesels like to "roll coal" on them.
Whuffo diaspora
The people who don't like change don't want electric cars to replace their smoky ride.
But also, Tesla is an exploitative employer, who disregards worker safety, and there's the racially segregated factories, the sudden explosive self-destruction, the incredibly dangerous "autopilot" etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

That, and many of the owners are techbro fans, who needless to say are assholes.

This particular joke, however, is probably about when a Tesla won't start.
It's a fully electronic car, so when something fails it's less easy to understand than with a mechanical car, that makes it more infuriating.
Muse diaspora
This particular joke, however, is probably about when a Tesla won’t start.
It’s a fully electronic car, so when something fails it’s less easy to understand than with a mechanical car, that makes it more infuriating
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@Andreas Geisler But it's not less easy to understand. When I still had a petrol car, I would go into a repair shop and expect to pay up to $1000 in order to keep it in good service. Since electric cars don't have so many moving parts, and don't rely on the explosive power of petrol, I may pay up to $300 if the tires need seeing to, but usually it's only around $80...which the dealers hate.
With a petrol car, you can turn the ignition and hear that "Oh, the starter motor doesn't sound good" or whatever else. With a Tesla it's just a brute fact that it isn't starting.
Don Little diaspora
There are several computers chatting together in any modern car, no matter what means of propulsion. Sensors all over the place communicating. It's not like the old days when you carried a spare set of points and a condenser. Good thing all cars have rear window defrosters.
Whuffo diaspora
Thanks, @Don Little for pointing that out. Modern vehicles have a network that multiple computers communicate on. The engine control module is just one of many that work together to operate the vehicle's systems. The days when a shade tree mechanic could repair a broken vehicle are fading fast. The electric car has the advantage of simplicity in the drivetrain. Less to go wrong means fewer problems.

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