"For this week’s article, I’m going to update an article I published about 3 months ago on giving rides in your Tesla. I’ve been an EV owner for over 7 years (6½ years as a Leaf owner and 6 months as a Tesla Model 3 owner) and have been offering rides in my EV the whole 7 years.
There are many differences between the Leaf and the Model 3, but the one relevant to this article is that most people are thrilled to ride in the Model 3, while they had little interest in the Leaf. I used to chalk that up to styling, but I think the reasons are slightly broader. The Model 3 is better looking, but the other reason people like the Tesla is that it is known as an expensive and exclusive brand. That is not how I see my car, but that is how others see it. I do everything I can to show how Teslas and other EVs are for “regular” people and not for an elite few".