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Ford Mustang Mach-E Owner Receives Death Threats From Tesla Owners Online: Video


For some years now, Tesla has dominated the electric vehicle market. But with the introduction of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, that’s quickly starting to change as the new EV crossover has already begun eating into Tesla’s market share. This change has also apparently angered Tesla owners to the point where several of them recently posted some nasty comments aimed at Tesla Model X and Ford Mustang Mach-E owner Sergio Rodriguez in the private Facebook group Tesla Owners Worldwide after he posted positive reviews of his new ride.

“I’ve had them message me death threats over my joy with the Mach-E,” Rodriguez told the Detroit Free Press. “As messages were coming in, I was just hitting report. One was, like, ‘I hope the car loses control and crashes.’ Or ‘The car is going to catch fire when you’re driving it,'” he said. “I took that as a threat. For you to have any kind of ill will on anybody, why would you say that? Then someone privately messaged me, ‘You’re full of s*** and I know what your Tesla looks like. If I see it …’ That private message on Facebook was more threatening.”

“Before I knew it, about 65 percent of the comments were just bashing me,” Rodriguez said. “Part of me wants to get rid of my Tesla just not to have the association. A couple here and there, OK. But folks are commenting and saying disgusting things. ‘You let big oil buy you?’ and ‘How much are people paying you?’ If that’s what’s associated with being a Tesla owner, why do I want to be part of that group? It’s not cool.”

Rodriguez even went so far as to reach out to Ford North America product communications manager Mike Levin, who responded by saying “So sorry to hear this. Horrifying. Hope you reported those.”

The comments that the Mustang Mach-E owner did report have since been deleted, but it’s clear that at least a handful of loyal Tesla fans aren’t taking the presence of a real competitor terribly well.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.


Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Alexander

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again. It is a cult that worships at the alter of Elon. I mean Elon tweets one thing on Twitter and they lose their minds. And if you say one bad thing about King Elon and Tesla they will attack you.

    1. GaryB

      Same thing happens in religion and politics.

  2. Carl

    My twitter account @CarlFrendin was suspended because I dared to critizice Elon fanatics. I also stand on my view that Tesla will go broke

  3. Mike says..

    Geez…. is the United States full of looney tunes or is just a publicity play? These are just automobiles folks, not your personal identity. Competition improves the product and hopefully brings down some prices….. Tesla prices are already absurd in the grand scheme of all things electric.

  4. Adithya Ramachandran

    If we all aim to transition into a more sustainable future, we can’t let 1 company take all the market share and hold monopoly position, because that is inherently unstable long term. Fair competition is the best way to truly make technological progress with one of the companies “breaking the ice”. Case in point, look at ADAS. Only German luxury cars had them first, but now you can get on a Focus or Corolla…

    1. Mike says..

      Maybe I am missing your point…. but Tesla deserves all the awards it can get. This article is about the looney tunes that own Tesla product acting inappropriately.

  5. Todd Priest

    Tolerant lefties at it again.

  6. Stephen Ketterer

    Sounds like a Democrat to me.

  7. Ford500guy

    SOUNDS LIKE SENILE JOEBAMA to me. Get real people. This is what happens when to many millenials with to much money and to much time on their hands have nothing better to do than bash Ford fans world wide. SCREW EM ALL!!!

    1. Stalkbroker94s

      I personally know three people that own Tesla products. The only asshole among them is the 65 year old retiree.


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