Tesla Motors have been getting a lot of buzz lately. The company doesn’t even advertise! These cars are sold by word of mouth and they haven’t run into any issues so far! They also get exposure from social media, events and Elon Musk’s appearances. Free exposure!

But really, A LOT of thought goes into each and every aspect of a Tesla. Nikola would be proud. There’s just always something new to admire about the look and performance of these cars. When it comes to dream car chatter, you won’t have to go far before a Tesla is mentioned.

1. Theft Rate

Teslas have a very low theft rate, at about 0.28 for every 1,00 vehicles. That’s a very low amount. Less than 30 Teslas were stolen across ten years, and some are these are due to thieves going out of their way to nab one because of their low theft rating. This is similar to when a lock claims to be ‘un-pickable’ and finds itself very soon picked by pro locksmiths arm-bent on proving that lock manufacturer wrong. Ah, the sweet smell of competition.

The Tesla Model S was dubbed ‘Least Stolen Car in the U.S. a few times. Of course, there are a lot of reasons why this is. You’re probably not going to find a Tesla stranded in a convenience store parking lot. These precious vehicles are often kept in their own apartment. Still, these statistics are meant to benefit people interested in getting a Tesla. If you’re fortunate enough to have one, chances are your Tesla will be treated and cared for much similarly to others like it, reducing the chance of theft greatly in comparison to common cars.

2. Key Fob Proximity

The Tesla key fob is impressive in how it is designed and how it functions. You can control nearly every part of your Tesla with a fob that looks just like the car itself. You can even start the car in this way. In order to protect security concerns, Tesla made the key fob not work beyond two feet from the vehicle. If someone is gutsy enough to attempt to crouch into your car the split second you activate it, you’ll be close enough to your Tesla to give em’ what for!

3. Vehicle Tracking

Teslas are pricey pieces of machinery. After buying one you’ll probably want to keep track of your investment. Well, every Tesla has GPS tracking that allows the owner and Tesla itself to plug into your car’s location. You can choose whether or not to use this feature, but it won’t stop Tesla from knowing the location of your car either way. They have the authority to use this info in the case of a theft, which can be helpful if you’re into things like that. It’s hard to get away with stealing a car when the owner and the manufacturer know it’s every move. The GPS app will even show you information like window adjustment and speed in real time. Good going, Tesla!

4. Remote Disabling System

Teslas are pricey pieces of machinery. After buying one you’ll probably want to keep track of your investment. Well, every Tesla has GPS tracking that allows the owner and Tesla itself to plug into your car’s location. You can choose whether or not to use this feature, but it won’t stop Tesla from knowing the location of your car either way. They have the authority to use this info in the case of a theft, which can be helpful if you’re into things like that. It’s hard to get away with stealing a car when the owner and the manufacturer know it’s every move. The GPS app will even show you information like window adjustment and speed in real time. Good going, Tesla!

5. Highest Rated Crash Safety

Teslas rate high in overall crash safety. This is a very important metric in car security. In the event of a car accident, your and the other driver’s life are the most precious commodity to protect. Tesla cars really shine in this section. The company even claims that the Model S has the highest safety rating of any car ever! One thing is for sure; Tesla’s not going to let anything happen to disprove that on their watch. Stay frosty, drivers!

6. Security Commitment

As a company and a brand, Tesla is truly committed to improving its security. These guys have something to prove, and a company that is constantly striving to better themselves is one that can be bought from in good conscience. Tesla wants to be at the forefront of safety and security in the car industry. Even when a hack into the system gave a goon access to certain features of various Tesla cars, the results weren’t particularly harmful, and Tesla sent out a patch in two weeks. The company wasn’t done there though. Tesla is always looking to hire security engineers and information security analysis to better strengthen these aspects of their cars. Even if you do find a Tesla hack but are not particularly interested in working for them, Tesla will award you $10,000 for uncovering a vulnerability. Now that’s dedication. Tesla has announced this reward to the hacker convention DEF CON, where they also actively sought out individuals to hire into their own hack squad. Just, whoa.

Conclusion

If you’re dreaming of experiencing the joys of a Tesla, be prepared to hand over big bucks. Innovation and monitoring of this kind doesn’t come easy. The Model 3 has had its price lowered drastically to $35,000, which is still out of reach for most folks. So what’s your take? Are you impressed with Tesla’s dedication to security? Or totally terrified? Let me tell ya, it’s okay to be both!