This is probably one of the most deliberate cases of rolling coal on a Tesla we’ve ever seen, and it happened right here in Canada.
If you’re unfamiliar, rolling coal is the (illegal) act of modifying your diesel pickup truck to emit large amount of black smoke. This is usually done in the direction of other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists.
Aside from the obvious negative environmental impact of the increased emissions, drivers can be subject to fines if caught doing it.
That apparently isn’t enough of a deterrent for this truck driver in Edmonton, who was caught this week on TeslaCam belching a large amount of black smoke directly at a Model 3.
The driver, Phil Landry, tells Drive Tesla he was stopped at a red light at in north Edmonton at the intersection of 167 Ave between 52A St NW.
While waiting for the light to turn green, a black pickup truck pulls out of the Hollick Kenyon Landing shopping center. The driver must have noticed the Model 3, as he comes almost to a complete stop in the middle of the road.
As Landry pulls off and approaches the truck, the driver “rolls coal” and emits a large amount of black smoke directly at the Tesla.
We can only wonder what goes through the mind of someone to purposefully look out for and notice the Tesla, then come to a complete stop, only to do the juvenile act of spewing black smoke at an electric vehicle.
Check out the full video below, and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever been coal rolled in your Tesla.