A few weeks ago, we received a letter from a stranger.
Her husband was about to have a rather large milestone Birthday, and she was wondering if perhaps he could pop in and have a quick look at the Tesla as it is his dream car.
He has a mechanical engineering background, and him and his adult son are very clever tinkering types who understand electricity and are very passionate about Tesla mechanically, philosophically, and generally.
I have been given ample opportunities to bestow trust on geeks and engineers over the years, and the vast majority of the time, that trust is well placed.
So, I arranged to allow this very kind family to surprise dad with the Tesla for a day. He was visibly moved and that made me feel like I was walking on a cloud for the whole rest of the day!
We had a chance to chat (I of course did the majority if the chatting as usual, I must work on that!) and I popped in to the office to give LOLGAS (that is the name of the car and the personalised plate for those who aren’t aware) a quick top up of current while we had a cup of tea.
They returned the car to us in great condition and even topped it up with an opportunity charge in their own garage.
They snuck in and out to deliver the car and left us the most beautiful thank you gift.
More than that, they are now fans of Charge.net.nz, planning on owning an EV soon and they got a chance to show the car off to several people while they had it.
While this will be one of the last times we lend the car out as we are going to be sharing it through our good friends Carl’s company blue cars to monetise the vehicle in order to pay our staff and overheads during the roll-out, we are so glad that we had a chance to do it, and so glad to have met this very kind family.
Wishing Athol a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY (I won’t divulge how old he is) and wishing everyone reading this a great week, and encouraging you all to continue #LeadingTheCharge with kindness, enthusiasm and passion. You are all superstars. Yes, YOU, I am talking to YOU!
Have a wonderful Wednesday.