tesla is facing some underhanded criticism lately.
let’s look at three examples.
caribou barbie says that tesla is a loser. tesla is already one of the great technology success stories of the twenty first century. but palin is supportive of the oil industry, which is starting to see a threat from solar and electric. so now the powers that be are attacking electric cars no matter what happens. it’s a full assault. i’m sure if it were 1920, she would be denouncing the wright brothers and these newfangled ‘bricks’ called airplanes.
billo throws a sideways jab at a company he should like. but is o’reilly just hitting as part of a concerted effort? is big oil just scared and nervous, deciding to hit all at once from every angle? he has long been a right-wing hatchet man who probably doesn’t even believe the opinions he parrots. he recently flipped on gay marriage, so who knows? maybe he will embrace electric cars one day.
headlines had nothing to do with the story. even responsible newspapers like the los angeles times fell for this. it really implies that the fact the car was a tesla has some material connection to the crash. when you read the actual reporting in other publications, the tesla driver had to swerve to avoid getting hit by another driver. if he were driving any type of car, the accident would have proceeded the same way. but those that only read headlines will get the idea that tesla cars are dangerous.
So the question is, when it comes to a great new technology that could replace the internal combustion engine, why is the resistance so furious? we’re talking about a charging network all over the world which will only continue to grow and be more accessible. who are these dinosaurs who want to defend a dirty and outdated technology like the (over a hundred years old) gasoline powered engine? i guess we know exactly who they are.
first they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.