Tesla Motors Inc Model S Gets A Glowing Review From The Oatmeal

Tesla Motors Inc Model S Gets A Glowing Review From The Oatmeal
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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S has already garnered rave reviews from all corners of the world. Now the electric vehicle has received a glowing, and unsolicited review from popular cartoonist and Model S owner The Oatmeal aka Matt Inman. The Oatmeal is best known for the illustrated Hot Sauce and Odes to Cats.

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In a two-part cartoon, Matt Inman shows the world how much he loves his Model S, which he calls the “Intergalactic SpaceBoat of Light and Wonder.” But in the second part, to some people’s surprise, he requests Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) chairman Elon Musk to donate to help preserve the lab equipment used by the great inventor Nikola Tesla. 

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Some may argue that Inman’s lavish praise for Model S is aimed at buttering up Elon Musk for the donation request of a whopping $8 million to build a Tesla Museum. But if that was his real goal, The Oatmeal could have asked for money even without spending a considerable amount of time describing how much he loves the Model S.

In his review, Matt Inman says the Model S needs no gas, is silent, charges using a normal outlet at home, and has a motor rather than an engine. He dotes on the vehicle’s 260-mile range, safety features, touchscreen controls, and overall stellar performance. And there is very low potential for fire, considering it doesn’t consume gasoline.

Will Tesla CEO donate $8 million?

Of course, Matt Inman deserves points for his candid approach. And he has made significant efforts to raise funds for the Tesla Museum, says AdWeek. So far, he has raised $1.37 million to save the great scientist’s laboratory from destruction. The whole two-part Model S review reflects his passion, positivity and direct appeal.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) now has a glowing endorsement from one of the most popular creative talents on the Internet. And the review comes at a time when Tesla is trying to become a mainstream automobile brand. Let’s see if Elon Musk shells out $8 million for the museum.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares were down 0.43% to $189.34 at 11:38 AM EDT on Wednesday.

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  1. You “UNBELIEVABLY NAIVE” to state that “Even Elon Musk said that their current sales don’t even show up as a decimal point on the total fleet of cars in the world!!”; yet we presume are in agreement with the stock being valued at approximately half that of General Motors!

    Hasta la vista baby. Where? 7°42?17.8596?N 59°54?22.104?W

  2. Christ you are UNBELIEVABLY NAIVE or you just SUCK AT MATH if you think the amount of money from EV car sales will even show up as a blip on the amount of money needed to repair this country’s roads. What miniscule percentage of the fucking population even have electric cars right now? Even Elon Musk said that their current sales don’t even show up as a decimal point on the total fleet of cars in the world!!

  3. “Come back and inform us when Tesla Motors Inc. is paying a fee to help with road maintenance in all 50 states.”

    Is ANY manufacturer paying a fee to help with maintenance?

  4. Come back and inform us when Tesla Motors Inc. is paying a fee to help with road maintenance in all 50 states.

    Meanwhile natural gas is going to waste, and the BLM has made a note of it.

    Reduce Global Warming by becoming more energy efficient! ONLINE: ‘Letter: BLM needs better rules for natural gas flaring’

  5. Bad things being global warming, inner city pollution, oil spills from off shore wells, oil spills from transport, senseless depletion of a finite resource, etc.
    There are easier and more equitable ways to collect tax revenue for road maintenance. Just include a fee with vehicle registration to cover it (for everybody). Remove the tax from gasoline purchases.

  6. Are we talking about the same Barack Obama? “Senator Obama supports … investing in technology that could make coal a clean-burning source of energy,” Obama stated an email sent out by his campaign in June 2007

  7. “And [what?] bad things” are you referring to?
    The only “bad thing” happening to millions of retiring Boomer Snow Birds, is President Obama’s proposed Toll on Interstate Highways, because EV are not contributing to highway maintenance gasoline tax revenues.

  8. Gabriel Seneca – ” The natural gas vehicle bridge to the future is here and NOW!”

    Since oil/gasoline is bad, you’d like to burn natural gas in cars instead?
    That’s like saying: If a pimp beats you regularly, you should find a nicer pimp.

    Meanwhile many of us are saying get out of that business. Clean up your act. And bad things will stop happening to you. Electricity from renewables!

  9. END OIL SUBSIDIES. In the United States, credible estimates of annual fossil fuel subsidies range from $14 billion to $52 billion annually.

    $2.4 Billion: subsidies to the Big Five producers debated and defeated in the Senate in 2011 and 2012

    The Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, sponsored by Senator Menendez (D-NJ) was debated and defeated by the Senate for two years running, and would have eliminated $2.4 billion in annual tax deductions for the five major oil companies: BP, Exxon, Chevron, Shell and ConocoPhillips.

    Although the move would have been an initial step, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. So called “independent” oil companies are hardly small businesses. Major integrated oil companies also include Occidental, Amerada Hess, Marathon, Murphy Oil and dozens of others. Together, these companies produced 53.5 percent of U.S. oil in 2009.

    $4 Billion: Subsidy cuts President Obama proposed in the 2013 budget.

    President Obama has proposed cutting fossil fuel subsidies every year he’s been in office. The projections for savings have varied slightly each year but always hover around $4 billion annually. Congress has never even proposed voting on all of them.

    $10 billion. Low end credible comprehensive estimates. Several recent independent estimates of U.S. fossil fuel subsidies all arrive at roughly this number, although they consider slightly different things. Recent studies include those conducted by Management Information Services,Environmental Law Institute, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – OECD. (The OECD numbers compiled and analyzed here.)

    The Sanders / Ellison “End Polluter Welfare Act” also clocks in at $11.3 billion annually.

    $52 billion. Highest credible comprehensive estimate. Includes some costs associated with defending pipelines and shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. Earth Track, an NGO that specializes in subsidy valuation, estimates that annual oil, gas and coal subsidies total about $52 billion annually.

    As if that wasn’t enough, the reality is that the fossil fuel industry has profound impacts in much bigger ways.

    Health. A 2009 report by the National Academy of Sciences claims that burning fossil fuels results in about $120 billion per year in health-related costs.

    Infrastructure spending. The US is already committed to spending at least $1.6 trillion additional dollars per year in maintenance, new vehicles and fuel. We built our power transmission lines on the assumption of large, remote power plants. We build our houses and industries on the assumption of cheap electricity; those practices, codes and regulations are still embedded in our construction and manufacturing sectors. We built our power transmission lines on the assumption of large, remote power plants.

    Costs from climate change. The costs of accelerating climate change are staggering, and are certainly greater than the costs of ending our dependence on fossil fuels.

    Favorable corporate structures. According to new research (July 2013), fossil fuel companies are the main beneficiaries of favorable corporate structures under Master Limited Partnerships that provides them with some $4 billion per year in subsidies and tax avoidance.

    Whatever the numbers, it seems ludicrous that any of our tax dollars would support such established and profitable industries. These energy subsidies are completely out of step with a nation that now broadly accepts the need to end our collective oil addiction and fight global warming.

    http://priceofoil org/fossil-fuel-subsidies/

  10. Tesla CULT Museum: Where? 7°42?17.8596?N 59°54?22.104?W

    Senior Citizens comprise a huge consumer chunk of Boomer Territory. Cartoon massage of fat wallet TSLA minority, won’t tap senior dollars, and that is the real tragic joke!

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