Why does nobody steal Teslas?

Don’t get me wrong; in no way am I encouraging a spree of car crime.

Having had my car battery stolen a few months ago I know how horrible it is to have any rascal tamper with your vehicle.

There is no doubt, though, that something strange is going on here. Why does no-one steal Teslas? They are nice cars and pretty expensive but for some reason thieves turn up their noses at them.

The firm started life in 2003 and since then only 4 of their cars have been nicked. In fact, until 2013 only 1 had ever been stolen. This means that the theft rate for these cars is a ridiculously low 0.15 for every 1,000 of them made. The average theft rate in the US is 3.58 for every 1,000 vehicles on the road.

Nicholas Cage in unrealistic film shocker

It seems that to find the answer we need to think like a car thief. Most cars that are stolen suffer the fate of being broken down and sold for parts. Of course, this makes me wonder if Gone in 60 Seconds might not be as accurate a depiction of the criminal underworld as I had always believed.

The next point to consider is that there is about as much demand for stolen Tesla parts as there is for another movie about Nicholas Cage stealing cars.  It also helps they are difficult to steal anyway. Their keys can’t be duplicated and stolen cars can be tracked by the company. So why would car thieves go to all that bother to steal a car that they can’t break down and sell the parts for anyway. I’m no criminal genius but it seems to make sense to me when I see those facts.

If you want a car that is safe from most thieves then maybe it is time to consider a Tesla. Just be careful if you see Nicholas Cage sniffing about it. He only needs 60 seconds, you know.

Have you ever had your car stolen?


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