Feeling fuel-ish? Hilarious moment baffled driver tries to fill up his Tesla at a gas station before finally realising it’s an ELECTRIC car
- Dash cam footage shows a Tesla Model 3 driver trying to fill his car with gas
- It was taken in Las Vegas and shared by magician Justin Flom on July 15
- The driver even looks under the hood after desperately searching for a fuel cap
Most Tesla owners buy their car because of the environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
But this man in Las Vegas seemed unaware that his Model 3 runs on electricity when he tried to fill it up with gas.
Dash cam footage shared by magician Justin Flom on July 15 shows the baffled driver trying to refuel his car at a gas station to the amusement of people in the car behind him.
A Tesla Model 3 driver tries to fill up his electric car with gas in Las Vegas in hilarious footage shared by magician Justin Flom from Minnesota
The baffled driver walks all around his car trying to find the cap for his fuel tank
In the video, a man taking the video asks ‘at a gas station?’ as the Tesla driver, initially wearing a face mask, gets out his car.
The Tesla driver ducks into the car again as the man says: ‘Maybe he’s just throwing something away.’
But then the Tesla driver gets his wallet out and the man laughs, adding: ‘Nope, he’s not, oh my gosh.’
After popping the charging port of the car, the driver takes a fuel nozzle and tries to put it in.
The man and woman in the car behind question whether the Tesla driver was in his father’s car as he opens the trunk.
The Tesla driver checks inside the trunk to see if he can find a fuel cap to no avail
Finally, the driver gives up after he checks his phone and realizes his embarrassing mistake
Unable to find a fuel cap in the trunk, the Tesla driver angrily moves to the other side of the car to check there, but to no avail.
He tries to find one at the front of the car, lifting up the hood, but comes up short again.
Becoming increasingly cross and frustrated he gets out his mobile phone to seek answers.
When he realises his mistake he shouts ‘f***’ before driving off as the people in the car behind crack up laughing.
Justin Flom shared the footage on Wednesday with the caption ‘he tried to put GAS in his TESLA’.
One commenter wrote: ‘I think he bought Tesla while sleeping, I mean people generally knows the specifications of the car he is driving.’
Teslas require special charging stations to refuel electric power. Pictured: A Tesla electric car parked at a charging station in Altamonte Springs, Florida
Another said: ‘Surprised the person who sold him the car didn’t explain it doesn’t need gas. Poor guy! Eventually he would have found out about it.’
Another wrote: ‘Wow! Agent at the rental probably told he needed to return it with full tank joking around and he wasn’t listening maybe?’
But others suspected the video may be a hoax.
One wrote: ‘I mean this is probably fake. But in the case it isn’t, what in the car made him think that he was running on an empty tank and had to stop at a gas station?’