Woman Steals Tesla Model S, Gets Arrested When It Runs Out Of Battery

 Monday, August 12, 2019

 Inside EVs

The stick shift still is the best anti-theft device against stupid criminals, but we may be close to finding a worthy competitor: batteries.

At least this is what this case that happened in Arizona allows us to conclude. It involves a thief, cops, and a Tesla Model S.

According to an HLDI — or Highway Loss Data Institute — ranking, the Model S is one of the cars with less chance of ever being stolen, as we have recently told you.

At the time, we said it was probably so because Tesla vehicles are so connected and also due to a natural EV characteristic: the time it takes to get them back to work in terms of charging. Bingo!