My wife curbed the wheels of our Tesla one time and didn't even realize that she caused any damage. After looking at the design of the wheels, I was far more annoyed at Tesla than I was at anyone else. The damage cost me $160 to fix. These wheels are designed such that the first thing that touches the curb is the rim. In a lot of other cars I've owned, the first thing that would touch the curb if you go too far over is the tire's sidewall. If my other cars had wheels designed like Tesla's, there would have been curb marks all over the place from small mistakes when parallel parking over the years. But now we know that you've just gotta be extra careful with this car because it has a really crappy wheel design. Of course, I don't think a better design would have saved the OP or anyone else hitting the curb that hard but just touching the curb at less than 1/2 mph shouldn't cause the type of damage that it does on these cars...Well, S happens. I was driving around a tight curve today when a car coming towards me was in my lane. I had to jump the curb to get out of the way. One rim is really bad, but I am alive. The car that was one my side of the road never stopped. Such is life...but pretty pissed off? Yes I am.