Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drives this car & we’re not surprised.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram Live earlier this year (Feb 1, 2021) for over 90 minutes, recounting her disturbing experience facing off with Capitol Insurrection Protesters before inauguration. And, while I’m shocked to hear the details of her story, I couldn’t help but notice she casually mentions she owns and commutes in an electric car. Although AOC doesn’t say what car she drives, here’s why we’re now sure she drives a Tesla Model 3 Long Range (to be exact.)*

Check out her Instagram story uploaded on Youtube below and, if it doesn’t start at the right spot, FF to 16:32 and 23:32.

According to AOC,

“I usually travel by train, but due to Covid I now drive by car, I travel by car…NOT a combustion engine vehicle, but I travel by car between New York and DC.”

AOC then explains how, after voting at the capitol, she returns to her car surrounded on either side by Trump supporters. After engaging with them in a friendly manner, with no real bullet points to fire back at her, the protestors point out she’s driving “a car” assuming it’s a gas car.

“…and then they see that I drive an electric car, so then that argument goes out.”

Earlier this May Ocasio-Cortez’s Tesla Model 3 was supposedly spotted outside of a Whole Foods, confirming, through multiple sources, that this one is indeed AOC’s.

According to Business Insider reporter Eliza Relman, AOC just purchased this Tesla Model 3 last November and already got pulled over. This driving thing being less than three months old explains how it’s been off the car blog radars.

New York to DC is a 240 mile drive and, while there are over a dozen electric cars on sale, only the Teslas are able to make that long of a trip without inducing range anxiety for its owner.

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And, while all Teslas can go over 240 miles on a single charge, no sweat, AOC’s Tesla Model 3 Long Range, with its 353+ miles, can make the trip in a single go. The Mid range and Standard just don’t cut it.

What do you think about AOC’s new whip? Let me know in the comments below.

*May 19, 2021- A previous version of my blog post made an educated guess AOC owns and drives a Tesla Model 3 LR with no proof. This current version confirms that, proof included.


  1. I had the same exact thought when I heard her talk about it. I was like whyyyy is she being so vague about her electric car? ? I agree probably a Model 3, I can see her having a SR+, she could just supercharge once along the way as a break.

    • Hey d**khead,
      It was an educated guess, and it turned out to be right. I didn’t think AOC would choose a Mach E because she has no kids, doesn’t seem like the type to choose an SUV, and the Model 3 has more range left over after 240 miles. The other EVs with more range are more premium and doesn’t fit her style imo. The right would have more of a field day bashing her over her expensive choice. The other choices barely have more range above 240 miles and isn’t practical. By process of elimination, the Model 3 LR, at the time, and still somewhat true today, is the most practical choice.

  2. So she drives an electric car charged by fossil fueled electric connection.
    Personally all electric car owners should also be mandated to use non fossil fuel charging capabilities. Wish hydrogen powered vehicles were pushed as much as electric.


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