Accelerate and turn a phrase

The 10Best issue of Car and Driver (January 2016) contains more quotable quotes than usual for some reason, and I agonized over about half a dozen of them before deciding on one to place here. From page 040 (that’s what it says), Aaron Robinson on an automaker with a possibly sketchy future:

Tesla is an American venture building American cars in America, so I can’t understand some of the virulent hatred toward it. Okay, its business plan is fraught, its overhead is too high, and its product is expensive, imperfect, and subsidized by taxpayers. By this definition, it is a standard defense contractor.

I had a really spiffy title picked out for this, too, but its connection was too vague to justify. You’ll see it eventually, though.

1 comment

  1. Chuck »

    18 December 2015 · 4:45 pm

    The idiotic greenies sent the stock price went through the stratosphere. It’s a playtoy for rich people only. It has no connection with the rest of the world. I don’t like Posches, but they are at least related to the lowly VW bug: both are made in Germany, have two doors and horizontally opposed, air-cooled, alloy engines. What has Tesla got in common with American cars? It’s made in an obsolete Toyota factory that happens to be in Californa, the land of flakes and dilettantes. If you want to be accepted as an American car manufacturer, you need to make your cars in Detroit.

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