Electric Vehicle Farm

Part 1A of a TSLAQ substack.

“The animals were happy as they had never conceived it possible to be. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.”

My love for Tesla peaked in March 2014. 

After two freak incidents in which Model S battery packs got damaged and caught fire, Elon Musk announced Tesla had designed a titanium shield to further protect the battery pack. The shield would be fitted on every new, and retrofitted on every existing, Model S to assure a maximum of passenger safety.

The month before, GM had finally begun its ignition key switch recall -- nine years after it held its first internal meetings about the problem. 

What greater contrast could there be?

GM had put customers’ lives at risk. Tesla, young and uncorrupted, had put customer safety first. They wanted to bring the risk down to virtually zero!

I could get behind that company. I could support that company. Our children would be safe with that company. Why shouldn’t our next car be a Tesla?

August was the cruelest month. 

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