Cliche About Tesla Model S Owners Being Rich A-holes Pans Out

You know the cliche among automotive enthusiasts and writers that says that most Tesla Model S buyers are rich and the ones who continually leave comments online are all a-holes? Well, at least part of that has panned out thanks to a Tesla Motors Club poll of actual Tesla owners.

The poll was taken online in the TMC and included 755 responses. Of those, more than a third of the respondents have an annual income higher than what President Obama would call “rich” ($250,000). More than half of all Tesla owners have an income above $140,000, in fact, and a mere 28 respondents make less than $60,000. For reference, 110 respondents to the poll are “swimmin’ in cash.”

For your convenience, we’ve made a screen capture of the poll’s results.


Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at