Tesla dashcam footage sparks online outrage after act of vandalism

Tesla dashcam footage sparks online outrage after act of vandalism captured: “Can people just leave other people’s property alone?”

Surprisingly, some people still don't seem to know that Tesla dash cams can record when the vehicles are parked.

On the r/PublicFreakout subreddit, a Reddit user shared angry footage of a woman in Toronto appearing to operate one of the automaker's electric vehicles after sunset.

“Just why?” wrote one commenter.

“This is just stupid,” another person said.

Owners of Tesla vehicles have been reporting vandalism on their electric vehicles for several years. In November, a San Diego woman and her son returned from a doctor's appointment to find scratches on their car.

The motive was unknown in this case, although misinformation about climate issues can lead to misunderstandings or fears about people's environmentally friendly choices, with mining coal being a dangerous way others have apparently expressed their displeasure.

The increasing adoption of electric vehicles, thanks in part to tax incentives available in the United States under the Inflation Reduction Act, has provided a glimmer of hope as the world looks to reduce its dependence on dirty energy, including oil, gas and coal.

Gas-powered vehicles produce carbon emissions that have been linked to overheating of our planet and respiratory diseases such as asthma. However, the tailpipes of electric vehicles are emission-free, making them more environmentally friendly vehicles that also save their owners money in the long term on maintenance.

While more work needs to and will be done to support the continued transition to electric vehicles, the Economic Policy Institute estimates that more than 150,000 automotive jobs could be created due to the vehicles in 2030 if a number of factors fall into place and place.

It's unclear why the woman in the latest video decided to damage someone else's property, but Reddit users seemed to agree that her actions were inexcusable.

“Can people just leave other people’s property alone? Mind your business,” one person wrote.

“I'm not a big fan of Teslas but I wouldn't go so far as to destroy them as destroying other people's property out of anger or hate is kind of pointless,” said another.

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