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Eberhard responds to 'Tesla's wild ride'

July 10, 2008: 11:51 AM EDT

Below is Martin Eberhard's response to "Tesla's wild ride"

Hi Michael,

I have a few issues with your story, but characterizing my blog as a "tell all blog" is rich

As stated in my first blog posting, "the purpose of this blog is not to criticize Tesla. Rather, I will mostly focus on the core issues that led me to found Tesla Motors, and on solutions to those issues." Thus my posts on energy, efficiency, solar, small cars, etc.

Commenters sometimes ask off-topic questions about Tesla, and I answer maybe half of them - most recently those about my car and about whether or not I was a founder of Tesla (!)

Note that I did NOT write a blog entry about my smashed car - I never even mentioned it until Darryl Siry did so in public, and a commenter asked me to confirm. Were mine a tell-all blog, wouldn't I have written a big exposé about my car, including smashed car photos and a long list of replacement parts?


[C]omments and responses about Tesla are a tiny minority of the conversation on my blog. Typically, the conversation starts out being about the blog I wrote. Then (when I don't post a new blog soon enough), it goes wildly off-topic, usually into the land of politics or amateur economics, with a few perpetual motion ideas thrown in for spice. Sometimes some news comes up elsewhere about Tesla, someone will post a comment about that, and a short conversation ensues.

Cheers, Martin To top of page

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