A frustrated electric vehicle owner has claimed he had to pee in a cup after his car broke down, forcing him to call a tow truck to get to a charging station.
The Tesla owner took to social media to condemn the vehicle for reportedly breaking down before it was unloaded.
“For no good reason at all, the Tesla decided that I was going to die on the side of the road when I still had ten miles to get to the charger, which is two and a half miles up the road,” claimed TikToker The Hemp Housewife ( @hey_kim_hey).
Kim explained in a recent clip that the car refused to go a few miles down the road and she was apparently forced to call a tow truck to pick her and her two daughters up.
“I had to call roadside assistance,” she said.
The electric vehicle’s owner also claimed that Tesla forced her to pee in a cup because she was nowhere near a toilet.
“I had to pee in a cup because I had four kids, I can’t stand it like that,” Kim noted.
“It was really fun explaining it to my daughters.”
The tow truck driver could be seen attaching what were essentially “roller skates” to the side of the Tesla before lifting it onto the ramp.
“Thanks to Tesla’s roadside assistance and Logan for coming out and saving us,” the influencer said.
“It took him longer to get to us than for him to do all the things you see him doing now,” she added, recounting the tow truck driver’s routine.
The Tesla driver and her family then had to travel the two miles to get the charge they needed before continuing on the road.
Several viewers commented on Kim’s clip about her complicated experience with the Tesla.
One claimed that the electric vehicle could suffer from a service issue if it suddenly stalls despite supposedly having more charge in the battery.
“That’s strange. If you had requested service after charging, you should not have done so if it was only 10%,” they wrote.
Kim replied, “Yeah, a little.” [definitely] is done with it. It will not fully charge. Completes charging 10-15 miles before 100%.
She also responded to another TikToker who questioned the flatbed process, noting that it only took them four minutes to get to the charging station down the street.
“They put it on these ‘roller skates.’ It took us 4 minutes to get to the charger,” the Tesla owner noted.
Others argued that the solution was a gas-powered vehicle instead.
“That’s why I have a gasoline-powered car. I don’t have these problems,” one person said.
“It should be illegal for gas-powered tow trucks to take electric vehicles because electric vehicle owners constantly shame gas-powered car owners,” another wrote.
For more on electric vehicles, check out The US Sun’s coverage of why one car owner claimed he was “so done” with electric vehicles after test driving a Tesla.
The US Sun also reports on a new groundbreaking electric vehicle that claims to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.