A Tesla owner in Vancouver found himself driving away in another Tesla after mistaking it for his own.

    Global News reports that Rajesh Randev managed to unlock and drive away in a Tesla of the same model and colour using the app on this phone.

    Mr Randev claims he was in a rush to pick up his kids from school when he saw both Teslas parked next to each other.

    Using his app to unlock the car as he always does, he drove away.

    He soon noticed a crack on the windscreen of the car and he called his wife to ask why but she didn’t know.

    Mr Randev also realised his charger was not in its usual spot.

    It was not until a few minutes later that he received a text on his phone “Rajesh, are you driving a Tesla?”

    The messages continued, alerting him to the fact that he was driving the wrong Tesla.

    Once Mr Randev had parked the car, he noticed the wheels were also different to his Tesla.

    After a phone call with the owner who had been texting him, Rajesh confirmed he had taken the wrong car.

    He was left surprised that he was able to get into the vehicle again, drive it back and swap cars.

    “We were both laughing and I called the police as well,” he said.

    Mr Randev says he still does not know what happened and how he was able to get into another Tesla.

    “I was surprised how I was able to drive someone else’s car, by mistake, for an hour-and-a-half while his car was in his hand,” he said.

    After reaching out to Tesla with video evidence, he only received bounce back emails and according to Global News no one has contacted him from the manufacturer so far.

    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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