Tesla Inc. has been trading lower and lower as of late. Their drop of 3% could be due to reports of crashes involving their revolutionary autopilot feature. It was Saturday evening in Minnesota when David Clark, 58, engaged the autopilot feature and the engine suddenly accelerated and launched it off the road. There were 4 other adults in the car when it landed on its roof and thankfully all of the injuries were minimal.
Despite everyone walking away, this could have been fatal. Clark told the police that he engaged the autopilot and then crashed. But Federal Investigators have known to be skeptical in the past and found in previous crashes that no safety defects had taken place and therefore were not going to issue a recall. It might seem a bit convenient for the Federal Government not to pursue further action because they are benefactors of Tesla Inc.
Tesla Inc. has largely relied on federal grants and funding to essentially subsidize their fancy cars. The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, has been known to follow government money by seeking tax credits, breaks, factory construction, and discounted loans that have totaled upwards of $4.9 billion in federal funding according to one study.
This is not even close to the first time of an autopilot malfunction, the most notable being one that took place in Florida when a man activated the autopilot and was struck by a semitrailer truck. Another occurred in Texas when a Tesla Model S crashed into a highway barrier after failing to recognize that the upcoming lanes were merging.
The list goes on with Tesla crashes and investigators failing to identify the problems unless it was a user error. And yes Teslas have built in monitoring systems that ensure they will not be held liable if you make even one mistake while operating the vehicle. Needless to say, anything that has to monitor your behavior while failing to recognize its own mistakes is not in the consumer’s best interests.
Incredibly, this is not even the biggest scandal taking place involving Tesla at this time. It was recently reported that the emissions that take place from the manufacturing of one Tesla battery produces more CO2 than a car running for eight years. The shocking revelation will surely have virtue signaling environmentalists up in arms about the harm electric car batteries do to the environment, the same way they were up in arms about the trash left behind at the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Even if Tesla, or a more economically balanced company in the future, were to perfect the almighty self-driving car, it would be a drastic drain on the economy as 3.5 million trucking jobs would be lost. It would be one of the single-greatest layoffs in human history and it would happen with trumpets blaring in Washington D.C. while they patted themselves on the back for advancing technology.
Fortunately for the citizens of the United States, President Donald Trump won the election. He is cutting through bureaucratic red tape that will allow the rise of more energy production done by the United States. He has pulled out of the Paris Agreement that would have seen countless dollars funneled to corporations like Tesla Inc. whose pretty words on paper and fancy websites would have had American tax dollars funding their dangerous, overpriced, and farcical machines. Elon Musk heavily criticized Donald Trump for his decision to leave the Paris Agreement and even went so far as to step down from an honorary council position in protest.
Elon Musk and other liberal globalists do not care in the slightest about the environment or the repercussions of their actions. They want money so they can control ways to make more money. If they can find something that matters to you, the environment, then they’ll target that and play off of emotions and politics to take money any way they can.
Tesla Inc. is heavily subsidized so they can justify producing these overpriced and dangerous machines and selling them to those who believe they are helping. At this point I am not sure which is worse, selling an item that actually is no better than other items while also unknowingly putting millions of people out of work using money from their paychecks to produce the item or knowingly making all these decisions.