TikToker speaking in Tesla (l) Starbucks drive thru sign (c) TikToker in Tesla pointing to pull over warning (r)

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‘That’s why I want a car with gas in it’: Tesla driver says car died in Starbucks drive-thru

‘Nah bae this is ur fault. When ur phones on 1% you scramble for the charger.’


Maya Wray


A driver denounced Elon Musk and his automotive company in a viral video after her Tesla car battery died in a Starbucks parking lot. 

In the video, which has been viewed 2.6 million times since being posted on Wednesday, TikToker Quensadilla (@quensadillareturns) said she pulled into a Starbucks drive-thru to pick up some food when her Tesla was rear-ended by a speeding car. 

@quensadillareturns #greenscreen IM STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND EVERYONE IS HONKINGGGGG THIS IS SOOO EMBARRASSING #fyp ♬ original sound – Quensadilla

“I’m trying to get my three eggs because I’m on a diet right now, I’m already not in a good mood because I can’t eat breakfast, and then the car wanna say, ‘Vehicle shutting down,’” Quensadilla said in the video.

She said the car battery’s charge was at 0% and that, in a normal car, she might have been able to drive 15 more miles. “When this one’s on zero, you actually mean it? I fucking hate Teslas,” she said in the video.

She then showed a picture of her Tesla and the car that hit it. 

“Who speeds into a Starbucks drive-thru? Who does shit like that? And the car in front of me was backing up,” she added. “I hate everyone.” 

Some criticized Quensadilla for driving the car with a dying battery. 

“Nah bae this is ur fault. When ur phones on 1% you scramble for the charger. You drove a whole car on 0%,” one user wrote.

“U watched the battery go down and still got upset,” another said. 

Others pointed out that it was unsafe for her to drive a Tesla on a dead battery, saying the car could explode, though this hasn’t been proven. 

In a follow up video posted later Wednesday, Quensadilla showed her Tesla being towed from the Starbucks drive-thru. “My savior,” she shouted at the tow truck in the video. 

The Daily Dot reached out to Quensadilla via TikTok direct message.

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