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.