The record was in sight after a string of previous records and now it has been achieved: the German Tesla driver, who has been driving the Model S more or less continuously since 2014, has now driven more than 1,609,344 kilometers in it. As usual, Hansjörg von Gemmingen-Hornberg announced this Friday with a new profile picture on Twitter – of course not showing the twisted kilometer value, but the 1,000,000 miles that correspond. This is the world record for an electric car and should also find its way into the Guinness Book. However, von Gemmingen-Horenberg has to drive another 20,000 miles because Tesla doesn’t support it, he says. Otherwise, relations between the two sides severed.
Frequent Tesla driver is critical
The frequent German driver had already crossed 1 million kilometers in November 2019 and was celebrated on Twitter with 5,000 likes. One A congratulatory response came from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but only a year later, when Gemmingen-Hornberg was about 200,000 kilometers away. At the beginning of this year, 1.5 million kilometers were full and a million miles was already within reach.
When von Gemmingen-Horenberg now reports that the cap has been exceeded, he was also extraordinarily unhappy about his loyal Model S. He already had the eighth engine in his Tesla, and the rest was “junk,” replied the club, who asked why because there is none Video of the last teacher. Plus, the battery has been replaced three times, as is the drivetrain as part of an eight-year warranty. By the end of last year, von Gemmingen-Horenberg spent €26,000 out of his own pocket on long-distance Tesla car repairs, he told teslamag.de. According to him, this amount has now increased to about 39 thousand euros.
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In addition, Tesla’s early customer (in addition to the Model S, has a Roadster) showed an interest in competing with new electric cars shortly before sending out the latest record message. Von Gemmingen-Hornberg wrote last week that he will probably run kilometers soon with his “Lucid Topmodel”. it should Air model from Lucid, which is already shipped in the USA It will also start in Germany this year. And even after the million miles away, a longtime Tesla driver publicly flirted with her by asking on Twitter if she would recommend the Lucid Air.
New records with the new electric Lucid car?
When asked by teslamag.de, von Gemmingen-Hornberg confirmed that the connection with Tesla had fallen asleep. The company had asked him for “mild weather reports,” but he was not available to them. As a result, the one million miles on his Model S didn’t yet count as Guinness World Records because he took it over 20,000 miles, he explained. Since Tesla is no longer interested in a joint record, he still has to drive that distance before entering.
The former client wrote that he also wanted to do this, but not as kindly as before – and for further records, he might actually switch to Lucid. This trend can also be related to the fact that, according to him, the eight-year driving warranty expires in August: according to him, each additional replacement of the engine will likely cost him 5,000 euros, and the battery may not make the charge even record anymore. It was a video on Twitter showing the current mileage of his Model S in mileage and less than enough kilometers from Gemmingen-Hornberg.
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