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http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-aaa-insurance-hike-2017-6

A few snippets from the article:

"Teslas get into a lot of crashes and they're expensive to repair," Russ Rader, the spokesperson for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, told Business Insider.

"AAA's decision comes at a time where other insurance companies are preparing to reduce premiums for Tesla owners as the cars get safer with self-driving technology."
An then the link at the bottom of the page points to a huge disruption in the insurance industry as driver assist systems like autopilot become more autonomous

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-tesla-self-driving-cars-are-changing-insurance-industry-2017-5
 

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I'm actually not surprised that Tesla models have been getting into a lot of crashes. Putting 500+ hp in the hands of the average American driver can be dangerous. I still remember a friend's coworker who had only owned average commuter cars. He was so proud when he got a Z06, and he was showing it off to everyone. When I asked about it a week later, my friend said, "Oh. Yeah. He spun out on the onramp and totaled the car."
I had the privilege of driving a CTS-V around a racetrack with lots of windy curves (more like formula 1, less like ovals of NASCAR or Indy) and after that adrenaline-filled experience, I've decided that I never want that much horsepower on city streets with pedestrians, other veichles, and potholes - it's just too much speed, power, and temptation to do something extremely stupid. Too bad Tesla doesn't sell a vehicle with grandpa mode - I don't want insane or ludicrous modes. That said, i'd be happy with a non-P model as that's good enough for my driving.
 
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