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TESLA ROADSTER WHEEL DETAIL

TESLA ROADSTER WHEEL DETAIL

Los Angeles Convention Center

While Tesla's cars might be among the answers to the world's energy problems, and the car which they use for public demonstrations definitely goes fast enough (0 - 60 in 4 seconds says the company), there are more than a few people who have major questions about the company and its intent. There are some in the 'green' movement who say that Tesla executives, many of them very wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who have generally supported Republican candidates, might be building not a car, but a "red herring". Those same people think that if Tesla becomes "just one more EV failure", the nation will continue on its deathly oil addiction and make many friends of the Bush family and administration, such as the Saudis. In fact, Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's director of strategic affairs, worked in the State Department for the Bush administration until 2006, helping support military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Certainly something to keep in mind ...

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