After a Porsche Cayman rolling around with BMW 318i badges, we’ve stumbled across another intriguing re-badging job, this time involving a Tesla Model 3.
A number of images of a black Model 3 have been making their way across social media recently as they show the popular all-electric sedan with badges lifted straight off a Honda Civic Si.
— LikeTesla (@LikeTeslaKim) May 15, 2019
Not only does the car feature a Honda badge in the center of the hatch, but there is a Civic badge on the left side of the rear and an Si badge on the right. Additionally, there are VTEC stickers on the lower portion of the front doors.
Now we don’t really know why the owner of this Model 3 decided to make these rather curious modifications but, as one Twitter user points out, it’s probably just for laughs.
A number of people assert that if the car was to be in an accident, first responders may see the Civic badges and presume that it is a gas-powered car and treat a potential fire in the same way they would any normal Honda.
Far fetched? Maybe. Then again, stranger things have happened – and EVs are quite tricky when it comes to fires…
Edsel L. spots one of the new Civic’s pic.twitter.com/u1FRZ5yHGV
— TheTeslaLife (@TheTeslaLife) May 14, 2019