"Tesla's mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn't need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars."
Okay, that may not be strictly about me, but I really do want to see the world transition to EVs in general, and Tesla in particular. Those folks do their jobs really, really well.
Some years ago my wife & i watched the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (highly recommended - catch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlwwLisGjH8 ). We were inspired to look into EVs but were discouraged by their limited range, performance, and most-definitely-limited "cool factor". We were excited when Tesla came out with the Model S, but we weren't about to drop $70k on a base model. So we bided our time, and I began following development of Tesla's "BlueStar" project.
BlueStar (the internal codename) became known as Model 3. We decided to put a deposit down in September 2017 for our first Model 3, and we brought it home in July 2018. I'll never forget that drive home. I felt like I was driving the future!
Yes, I want to see Tesla succeed, but mostly I want to see more new Tesla owners love their cars. The reason the Model 3 is so popular isn't because it's a great electric car; it's because it's a great car that just happens to be electric. Every time I drive it, I get that twinge again. Two years in, this car still blows my mind.
I hope you consider renting ours so you can fall in love, too.