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.