Flyers Claiming To ‘Expose’ Tesla Motors Inc Circulating In San Francisco

Some weird people in San Francisco Bay area are leaving insane flyers on the windshield of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) cars. The one-pager clearly states “Consumer Alert” in red-type at the top. The flyer warns vehicle owners that owing a Tesla car means they are involved in an “organized crime.” It goes on to urge drivers that they should return their cars and demand a full refund.

Flyers Claiming To 'Expose' Tesla Motors Inc Circulating In San Francisco

It seems to be a conspiracy against Tesla

Tech journalist Ryan Block found such a flyer on the windshield of his Model S electric car. He posted a photo of this strange rant on Twitter yesterday. It has a long list of blatant claims targeted directly at the Elon Musk-led electric vehicle maker. Anyway, someone with a fair good knowledge about Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) can easily debunk most of the 15 allegations.


The flyer alleges that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) urged the Afghan invasion to get lithium for batteries used in its cars. It claims that the batteries used in Tesla vehicles release “cancer-causing fumes that can destroy your brain, lungs and nerve system.” If that wasn’t enough, the flyer adds that “you are supporting corruption by driving a Tesla.”

It makes a wild allegation that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) bribed David Strickland, ex-chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to award the highest safety rating to its vehicles. We are particularly fond of its claims that Tesla drivers have a “higher-than-average inclination towards strange sexual behavior, drugs and risk.”

Still unclear who is spreading the lies about Tesla

The flyer adds that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) is a silent partner of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), and it hushes up bad news about the electric vehicle maker. It says “by driving a Tesla you are supporting spying.” Besides, it claims that the San Francisco-based company buys “reviews“, magazine articles and TV shows, and pays journalists to write only good things about the company.

It’s still unclear where this conspiracy-heavy flyer comes from.

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