A mail man in Minnesota has been using a Tesla Model S to deliver mail for 2 years

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Tesla regularly releases customer stories to highlight the Model S ownership experience. It can often be redundant, but every now and again, you can find a gem like this one about Henry Nelson from a small town in Minnesota.

Henry Nelson is Ortonville’s mail man and he travels his route with a Tesla Model S every week.

As it turns out, in some rural areas, mail carriers are permitted to choose the vehicle most suitable for their job and Nelson chose the Model S. He mentions the car’s cargo capacity and reliability as important selling points for choosing it.

Of course, Nelson can also save a few bucks every day since his route is about 124 miles.

He took delivery of his all-electric sedan in October 2014 and he has already 38,000 miles on it.

Here’s a 2-minute video about Nelson’s experience:

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  1. Kalud - 7 years ago

    From the video, it looks like his driving on the right hand side ? I guess he could order a RHD Model S for his duty ?

  2. PurePower - 7 years ago

    Bjorn Nyland do the same thing.

  3. Nathanael - 7 years ago

    How did he get an Right Hand Drive Model S in the United States? Is it available by special order if you’re a rural mail carrier? If so, good for Tesla…

  4. Ben H - 7 years ago

    At 0:43, you can see that it is left hand drive. Perhaps the postal workers have some adaptor kit that allows them to control it from the right side.


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