INVESTIGATING TESLA MOTORS – PART B

INVESTIGATING TESLA MOTORS – PART B

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AN OPEN LETTER TO TESLA MOTORS:  (Public Response Required!)

Elon Musk
CEO
Tesla Motors
3500 Deer Creek
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 681-5000

2/28/14

Dear Mr. Musk and The Tesla Board of Directors:

Recently; Numerous ex-Tesla staff and contractors, former suppliers, federal investigators, investigative reporters, investors and ex-partners of Tesla Motors have provided facts about Tesla Motors which are disturbing to the public, Congress, and the market. Please provide clarification of the following charges and concerns in order to resolve outstanding issues between the public and Tesla Motors :

– Are Tesla and Google, essentially, the same entity by virtue of the same investors, agenda and stock market manipulations?

– When damaging news about Tesla emerges, do Tesla and Google investors place multiple stock-buy orders from a multi-billion dollar slush fund in order to make it appear that individual outside investors are excited by Tesla when, in fact, it is only a small internal group of investors “pumping the market”? Does Google “bury” any negative stories about Tesla in their searches on orders from Tesla/Google investors? Is that a violation of securities laws?

– It is said that the Tesla Model S has the most surveillance devices to watch, track,
listen-to and broadcast the activities of the occupants, built into it than any other car in the world. Elon Musk has personally told reporters that his cars constantly watch the driver and occupants. Why is that? Why are Tesla and Google obsessed with spying on the public?

– In multiple recorded interviews, Elon Musk is on public record telling the news media that, after careful research, the NUMMI plant in Fremont California would be a very bad choice for Tesla? Why did that suddenly change? What participation did Senator Dianne Feinstein and her husband’s real estate Company CBRE have on that decision and the award of the loan to Tesla? Why do Senator Feinsteins staff now work for Tesla? Why did Glenn Greenwald call Feinstein’s actions “suspicious”? What political support or funding did Tesla or Google provide to any related political officials?

– From 2008 to 2010 numerous competing electric car companies have charged that Tesla Motors placed Tesla Motors “moles” inside of their companies to intelligence-gather and cause disruption. Is that true?

– Google and Tesla motors share the same venture capital investor groups and alliances. Numerous expert at Tech-Crunch, Valleywag and other industry journals have published articles about the fact that those VC’s actively collude with each other to lock competing technologies and companies out of the market and create business monopolies. Did Tesla investors and associates participate in such activities? If so, would that not be a violation of SEC laws?

– Did Tesla and/or Google reward certain politicians with campaign funding, web promotion, revolving door jobs for staff, and other incentives, in exchange for “hot-tracking” State and Federal taxpayer money for Tesla Motors?

– While other companies built consumer priced electric cars before and during Tesla’s existence, why did Tesla choose to build an unaffordable car and position the marketing of it to “the 1%” when the money for that car came from the 99% taxpayers?

– Numerous cities were told that they would have the Tesla car factory and then they stated, or sued Tesla, saying Tesla acted “in bad faith” and “used false and misleading information” to induce them to provide assurances which were used to pump the stock market. Why did Tesla lead so many cities on?

– The factory that builds your batteries and the U.S. Government states, in their formal technical documents, that when Tesla batteries are on fire they emit lethal, brain-damaging, carcinogenic, liver, lung and DNA damaging fumes and smoke. Why do you not inform the public of this danger in your literature?

– Lithium ion production kills and terminally sickens workers overseas. Multiple Tesla
workers have been burned alive at your factory. OSHA has launched an investigation. What have you done to prevent the accidental and long term injuries to your staff and contractors?

– Bernard Tse, and other main Tesla Engineering staff including: electric engineer Doug Bourn, electrical engineer Andrew Ingram, Brian M. Finn, senior manager of interactive electronics and George Blankenship; while investigating battery purchases for Tesla Motors, received numerous white-papers and technical documents from LG Chem, Panasonic and the U.S. D.O.E and vast numbers of other battery-makers which specifically stated that lithium-ion batteries would be “stressed” and “likely to combust” when used in the configuration which
Tesla intended. They stated that the batteries were “not intended for use in cars”. Why then, did Tesla still use them? What effect did the monopolistic ownership of lithium ion mining and manufacturing resources by Tesla and Google investors have on the decision to use lithium ion?

– Is it not a fact that a majority of your cars have been sold to your own investors or associates who act as “fluffers” against any bad PR?

– In multiple recorded interviews, Elon MUsk is on public record stating that, at the time of application for the DOE loan Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy. The DOE loan was mandated under a Federal law known as Section 136. This law stated that no car company could receive money if it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Past accountants of Tesla have stated that Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy at the time of the loan application. Numerous Tesla staff and contractors have verified this. Did Tesla commit a felony and acquire “unfair advantage” per the GAO?

– Relative to the number of cars sold, why has Tesla had so many Tesla drunk driver related crashes, deaths and homicides. Why are Tesla drivers killing innocent pedestrians simply because the Tesla’s “smell bad”.?

– Psychographic, demographic and marketing studies have been published showing that Tesla drivers have a higher-than-average inclination towards drugs, strange sexual behavior and risk. Could this account for the number of Tesla crashes and deaths?

– Is it true that safety testing was done on Tesla cars without fully charged batteries and in a moisture-locked environment because Tesla staff knew that fully charged batteries and moisture in a crash WOULD cause a fiery explosion, as they already have?

– Is it not a fact that Google deletes, or hides any bad PR about Tesla on it’s network? Would this be considered stock market manipulation in violation of SEC laws?

– Numerous periodicals, including Valleywag, document the fact that Elon Musk sends spy emails to his employees, each with a few words changed in order to track them and see who might reveal anything damaging to regulators?

– Who are all of the property holders and lease-owners of the Tesla and Solyndra, past and current, real-estate?

– According to DOE staff, who were at DOE when the Tesla application was submitted, nothing that Tesla submitted was ever built by Tesla. In fact, these staff state that the vehicle that Tesla eventually sold was not even designed or engineered when Tesla was approved for the loan money, contrary to the Section 136 law requirement. They say that Tesla took the money and THEN hired people to figure out what they were going to do with it. As shown in the DOE files, the engineering of the shipping Tesla cars has no element that was submitted to
DOE. Is that true?

– Elon Musks wives and founders have filed lawsuits and made public statements that he is a fraud and coerced them into participation. Is it proper fiduciary practice to allow Mr. Musk to continue with the company?

– Why did Tesla not have to pay the cash participation fee that the Section 136 law said everybody had to pay? Tesla staff stated, at numerous documented Silicon Valley open meetings that they got a “special applicant participation waiver”. Why did Tesla get that waiver?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s Federal funding?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s Federal waivers, tax deferrals, credits and discounts?

– Kleiner Perkins and certain silicon valley VC’s, all investors in a number of DOE “winners” (including Tesla, Fisker, Solyndra, A123 and others), organized meetings with a Dmitry Medvedev and other men known by the State Department, CIA, FBI and federal investigators to be involved in Russian mobsterism and then Ener1, Severstal and A123, dark-money funded and run by billionaires (many of whom own lithium mining interests) known by the State Department, the CIA and federal investigators to be involved in Russian mobsterism, were awarded taxpayer funds by Steven Chu, who was nominated by Kleiner Perkins. Was any of this a
conflict of interest?

– Why is the only company to receive California State real estate exclusives, exclusive tax waivers, credits and stock enhancers and free rides on taxpayer backs also the same company who’s investors were the largest funders of certain State officials?

– Federal communications monitoring of text, voice and email communications of certain highly placed Senators, lobbyists and venture capitalists from 2005 to today should be made available to ALL federal criminal investigators. Have they been? Are one or more Senators blocking this effort because they are compromised?

– Why have so many fraud lawsuits been filed against Elon Musk and Tesla Motors?

– The head of the NHTSA (Strickland) Tesla investigation quit because of increased scrutiny. The facts, such as these, demonstrate that Tesla and Fisker never should have passed any NHTSA safety review. How can the public be assured that ongoing NHTSA investigations regarding Tesla will not be rigged?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s State funding?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s State waivers, tax deferrals, credits and discounts?

– Did Tesla investors bribe, or influence Congress people?

– Did Tesla report tax credits as revenue/sales in stock reports in order to trick investors into thinking Tesla was making profit that it was actually not making?

– Did Tesla staff or owners investors bribe, or influence Congress people?

– Did Tesla staff, owners or investors provider misleading information to investors?

– Was there a conflict of interest between Department of Energy staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff?

– Was there a conflict of interest between White House staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff?

– Was there a conflict of interest between Senate staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff?

– Did Tesla Motors use taxpayer money to hire off-shore staff?

– Marketing sales staff from the ad agencies for 60 Minutes, Consumer Reports, GQ, Fortune and other mainstream periodicals have stated that Elon Musk purchased “puff piece” stories about himself in those broadcasts and magazines and that none of those stories were internally generated. Is it good fiduciary practice for an executive to use corporate resources for personal glorification?

– Did Tesla Motors use taxpayer money to purchase supplies offshore that could have been purchased in the United States?

– Did Tesla Motors participate in a market rigging scam to rig lithium ion purchasing for its investors?

– Did Tesla Motors participate in a market rigging scam to rig the electric car market for its investors?

– Did Tesla Motors staff, or owners, sabotage competitors?

– Did Tesla Motors staff, owners or investors exchange campaign funding quid pro quo for business financing?

– Did Silicon Valley companies, owned by Tesla investors and campaign financiers, use internet technology to falsify information to the public in order to manipulate stock market perceptions in violation of SEC, RICO, and various other laws?

– Did Tesla Motors lie about the safety metrics of its lithium ion battery system?

– Was Tesla Motors holding safety metric data in its files which differed fully from the safety metrics data it provided to investors and NHTSA?

– Did Tesla Motors violate securities law by using false information to acquire a federal loan which it then used to falsify its stock metrics in order to “pump” it’s stock?

– Did Deloitte accounting firm conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes and did that firm manipulate Department of Energy review data on Tesla’s behalf?

– A U.S. Senator officiated at the opening of the Tesla NUMMI plant and lobbied for Tesla’s tax waivers, credits, acquisition of NUMMI and discounts and then that U.S. Senator had their staff work in Tesla’s offices. Is it a conflict of interest that this senator received campaign funding and this senator’s family received real estate deals from the Tesla and, (next door to Tesla), Solyndra real estate deals?

– Did Welles Fargo conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Did Goldman Sachs conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Were Department of Energy staff manipulating Tesla funding data in order to favor Tesla and it’s campaign funding investors in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Were Department of Energy staff manipulating Tesla funding data in order to disfavor Tesla competitors and competitors to it’s campaign funding investors in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Did Tesla owners, staff or investors attempt to delay federal investigations and
indictments by asserting influence in violation of RICO Statutes and numerous other laws?

– Documents show there have been more Tesla fires that actually occurred than Tesla has reported in the media. How many actual Tesla factory fires, test car fires and Tesla battery fires have actually occurred?

– Please provide an identification matrix showing campaign backers who were lithium ion investors who had had their contacts exert influence over NHTSA decisions regarding Tesla?

– The Secretary of energy was friends with all of your investors. We have been unable to find the name of even one person from OPM and Congressional nomination file wrapper for Steven Chu’s nomination, who Chu did not later give DOE $$ or perks to. Why is that?

– The U.S. Post Office, The TSA, The DOE, The GAO, Panasonic and over 100 of the leading technical companies in the world say lithium ion batteries can spontaneously explode. Why do you not disclose this to your buyers in your literature?

– The Tesla can blow-up from it’s charger and/or it’s batteries. Are there other dangers that have also not been disclosed?

– Is Tesla operating in violation of the patents of any other company?

– By Elon Musk’s own admission, at the time of the DOE loan application all of the car designs were $100,000.00, PER CAR, over budget and they had no final design for a factory production run DFM. How could Tesla have gotten the loan with the worst debt ratio, the least engineering, the greatest financial risk and the least collateral of any applicant?

– Tesla lobbyists worked with Rahm Emanuel in the White House, to arrange their loan deal. Rahm Emanuals Senior Finance Aide was recently arrested for bribes, kickbacks, corruption and money Laundering. Steve Rattner, The West Wing “Car Czar”, who Tesla investors worked with to secure the Tesla loan, was also indicted for corruption. Almost everyone at DOE involved in your loan was forced to quit or fired. Does this call your dealings into question?

– Rolls-Royce Holdings said the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office has opened a formal investigation into bribery and corruption of government officials for cars for the 1%. Does this worry you?

– The NHTSA said that Elon Musk lied about Fire Safety Review approval and who made the request for recall and investigation. Should we trust Elon Musk?

– Tesla got another $34 MILLION of our tax money in exclusive campaign finance kickbacks for billionaires from the State of California. Why did Tesla billionaires need a few million of our tax money in a recession when people have no jobs?

– The German Tesla “Safety Review” was exposed as “Sham” in that they conducted no safety review and were just told to “pass the car” by your bankers at Deutche Bank! Why did you not disclose that the German’s conducted no testing of your battery system of any nature?

– In Tesla’s own filed patent applications you state that your batteries WILL explode spontaneously and kill and injure people and burn down their homes. Why did you not disclose this in buyers documentation?

– Tesla is MORE likely to catch on fire than gasoline car”per Bloomberg & MIT. Why did you not disclose this?

– Lithium Ion is  “nearly impossible to extinguish, and “acts like solid rocket fuel” say firefighters. Tesla never supplied required battery company CO2 fire extinguishers to car owners. Why not?

– Federal Investigators say you are using “exploding flashlight batteries that were never intended to be used in cars, in an improperly shielded box” to power the car instead of commercial energy storage technology. They say your car has “85% less lithium crash protection on the Tesla than ANY OTHER ELECTRIC CAR”. All other companies had to recall EXCEPT Tesla. Why not? What special leverage did you have?

– Over 150 defects and problems per model about the Tesla have been documented on user-forums and in the press including: “Doors lock you in and out. Bad if car on fire!”; “George Clooney Rips Tesla: ‘Why Am I Always Stuck On The Side Of The F*cking Road?”;  “Tesla “Satisfaction” survey authored by it’s own investors/fanboys”; “Tesla seat vibration causes Anal Itching!”; “VAMPIRE POWER DEFECT slams entire Tesla Model S fleet!”; “Numerous defects documented by
owners online.” When the NUMMI factory was in use by GM and Toyota only 5 defects per model car produced there occurred. Even after you bought brand new robots, why did the Tesla cars get worse in a pre-configured factory with billions of dollars of past car preparation?

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to your public response to clarify these issues and concerns.

Sincerely,

The American Independent Auto Association
The Friends of Gary Conley
Former Staff- Bright Automotive
The Ingram Fund
Brett Winston
Target News Team
Anton Westerly

CC: All Members: U.S. Congress; US AG; CA AG; Reuters, WebWire, FBI, GAO, Public Citizen

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Tesla Motors caught stretching the truth, AGAIN. Tesla Recalls Entire Line over NEW Fire Danger! – TSLA

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Tesla ships emergency home fire prevention device to all owners. Says it is “not a recall” but an “upgrade”.  To deal with the new, additional, fire danger for Tesla cars. Tesla is shipping a new gadget to all owners. Like: Not a bug, it’s a “feature”! Detroit News is now reporting that NHTSA has ordered Tesla to Recall The Entire Line over the NEW Fire Danger!

After sending out a mind-numbing amount of TESLA press releases and a tsunami of stock media shill articles saying that there is “no problem, nothing to see here, move along” Now we finally get to the truth:
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Woo Hoo. It only took Tesla a decade and a billion dollars to sell 25,000 of something that their competitors have been selling tens times as much of, since 1890, for half the price and with 70% less development cost and it still doesn’t work. And we should be impressed with this because of why?

PW- Auto Mag

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Aside from the Organized Crime, the Taxpayer Cash Fraud, the Douche Bag Club and the Regular Fires, etc…. What’s wrong with Tesla?

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Tesla to Upgrade Adapter on Reports of Garage Overheating

By Jeff Plungis Jan 10, 2014 
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Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), which is under investigation by U.S. regulators over fires in its Model S sedan after battery punctures, will upgrade wall-charger adapters following reports of overheating in garages.

The charger connectors, which tether Tesla-issued cables to wall outlets, will be mailed out in the next two weeks, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in an interview today. The replacements will be treated as a recall, though owners won’t be required to travel to service centers. Overheating can stem from inadequate household wiring, he said.

“These are very rare events, but occasionally the wiring isn’t done right,” Musk said. “We want people to have absolute comfort, so we’re going to be providing them with an upgraded adapter.”

The decision to provide the improved part follows a series of about a half-dozen incidents, described on a Tesla-owner website and in some cases relayed to U.S. regulators, in which Model S wall plugs melted or smoked while vehicles were recharging. The redesigned adapter will include a thermal fuse designed to shut off charging if overheating is detected, Musk said.

Related:

Tesla fell 1.2 percent to $145.72 at 4 p.m. after earlier falling as much as 3.6 percent. The shares have plunged almost 25 percent from their peak in September after three reports of battery-related fires in the Model S in October and November.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Tesla Motors Inc. Model S vehicles are charged at company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an inquiry Nov. 19 after the last fire.

Six Incidents

Tesla isn’t aware of any fires that have been definitively caused by its cables, electronics or vehicles, said Liz Jarvis-Shean, a company spokeswoman. The replacement adapters are expected to cost “a few million dollars” and have no material impact on earnings, she said.

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The company in December sent a software update to its customers to deal with the recharging issue. The new software is designed to trigger a 25 percent reduction in charge current when it senses conditions that could lead to overheating.

The company isn’t aware of any overheating incidents since the software update, Musk said.

“We’re highly confident the software update addresses overheating issues,” Musk said.

Regulators Monitoring

At least six overheating incidents were reported on the Tesla Motors Club users forum website between March and December.

In October, one Model S owner reported that “plumes of smoke” came from his adapter, which fused to the charging cord. A York, Pennsylvania, owner reported burning his hands and arm trying to remove his charging cord after smelling melting plastic in December.

There are five reports of Model S cord and plug overheating in NHTSA’s consumer complaint database, including some of the incidents reported on the Tesla user website.

Tesla said its Model S and charging system didn’t cause a fire in a Southern California garage in November.

While there was a fire at the wall socket where the vehicle was plugged in, the car itself wasn’t burned, the Palo Alto, California-based company said in e-mailed comments.

Investigators couldn’t conclude whether the fire started inside the wall socket or was caused by the charger, and found it had nothing to do with the battery, the Orange County Fire Authority said last month.

Tesla has informed NHTSA of the overheating incidents, the software update and the new charger adapters, Musk said.

“NHTSA is monitoring reported fires associated with certain Tesla Model S charging cords and adapters and will take appropriate action as necessary,” Nathan Naylor, an agency spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jeff Plungis in Washington at jplungis@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bernard Kohn at bkohn2@bloomberg.net

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Fisker & Tesla: ON FIRE!

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Tesla: A Serious Potential New Risk

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By: RSA

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

As some of you may know, I have written four previous articles on Tesla (TSLA). In the first three articles, I took no position about the stock, instead using the intellect and analysis of the co-operative board in further analyzing and learning about the prospects of the company and the stock. In the fourth article, I took a short position primarily as a result of coming to the conclusion that the two fires from road debris represented serious ongoing problems for the company and its stock price. I have since profitably covered the short and have no position at this time.

This will be a short article about one serious concern for Tesla that I have not seen mentioned anywhere yet.

Tesla decided not to do a voluntary recall after the fires. I think that was the better of the two bad alternatives available. It’s a little better because it saves a little money. It’s a lot better because it allows Tesla to continue to take the position that this is not a design flaw. And the fact that Tesla updated the software for the model S to make it ride higher at highway speeds also helps. It supports the argument that if it was a design flaw, it was that design flaw and that has been fully corrected with minimal damage having resulted. The other viewpoint of the design flaw is that the battery pack extends too far forward and is insufficiently armored is not so easily fixed. That would necessitate a recall and a drastic change in design. Whether the same 265 mile range could be achieved with such a design change is an open question. So we have a resolution from Tesla’s perspective. Change the car’s clearance at highway speeds and don’t touch the car physically. That means continue building cars with battery packs under the car extending as far to the front as they do and armored with quarter inch aluminum. Some kind of aluminum – perhaps an alloy.

But I don’t think this alternative works either.

The problem is insurance.

I don’t mean the insurance that Tesla owners carry to protect against damage to their car. That may go up some because of the fires but, if so, it won’t be material. It may not even go up at all since Tesla is warranting the car against fire damage.

I mean Tesla’s corporate liability insurance.

The insurance companies use actuaries to assess risk when they have enough data for statistical significance. They do if Tesla is an automobile company selling cars like the other automobile companies which sell cars. But now the insurance companies know that is not so. Tesla sells cars that have large battery packs which can catch fire when they hit some type of road debris, the configurations of which are as yet unknown. Apparently this totals the car. There is not enough data to make any reliable statistical profiles of what else it does.

But now we have a report of a Tesla catching fire while charging in a single family home. This seriously changes Tesla’s insurance risk profile. Many Tesla owners charge their cars overnight in their garage. It’s convenient and the utility’s night-time rates are cheaper.

Now let’s try to think like an insurance underwriter.

My job is to assess risk. There is a risk that the fire was the fault of the charger. The Orange County fire department said so. Look here and here. Tesla says absolutely no way. Look at the same reports. Could be either. But if the fire department is right and the charger caused the fire, houses are going to burn down and people are going to die. If the battery pack is mis-designed and misplaced and too lightly armored other bad things are going to happen. But that’s not so bad since it will mostly be only a car or two. Not a house with kids in it. The house with kids in it could cost Tesla a whole lot of money. And that’s a liability my company will have to pay for.

So Tesla’s liability insurance rates are going to go up. Maybe a lot. If there are any more fires in private home garages, Tesla’s liability insurance may be canceled. And Tesla will have a hard time finding another insurance company to take on the risk. Once one of them cancels you, the others generally won’t talk to you. The exception is Lloyd’s of London. But they may charge so much that a model S will have to go way up in price.

The risk is there. The potential is unknown.

More Fire, More Subsidies for Tesla in California

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There’s that uncomfortable juxtaposition of words again: “Tesla” and “fire.”

This time was quite an accomplishment by the electric automaker’s publicity department: they kept the Irvine, Calif. garage fire quiet for over a month. The secrecy expired on the November 15 incident when the Orange County Fire Authority attributed the incident to the EV’s re-powering set-up, according to a report obtained by Reuters.

“The fire occurred as a result of an electrical failure in the charging system for an electric vehicle,” the report said, while stating the cause of the fire is unclear. “The most probable cause of this fire is a high resistance connection at the wall socket or the Universal Mobile Connector from the Tesla charging system” which was plugged into a 240-volt wall socket, the report said.

CEO Elon Musk (pictured with President Obama) and his PR mavens have been putting out image “fires” for the last two months, after three literal blazes occurred on Model S’s while they were driven. This is the first reported incident that occurred with a Tesla vehicle while charging.

Consistent with its responses to past incidents, Tesla absolved itself of blame and pointed to evidence it thought could exonerate it, much the way they said the alleged causes of the other fires were their cars driving over road debris (in Washington state and Tennessee) or crashing (in Mexico).

“We looked into the incident,” said company spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean to Reuters. “We can say it absolutely was not the car, the battery or the charging electronics…. The cable was fine on the vehicle side. All the damage was on the wall side.

“A review of the car’s logs showed that the battery had been charging normally, and there were no fluctuations in temperature or malfunctions within the battery or the charge electronics.”

Fine – the actual cause may never be determined, just like it wasn’t in the case of two garage fires involving Chevy Volts in Connecticut and North Carolina. But Jarvis-Shean put up a nice distraction there – mentioning the car, the battery, the “charging electronics,” the cable “on the vehicle side.” Unfortunately she failed to address what the fire authority did say was the problem: “a high resistance connection at the wall socket or the Universal Mobile Connector from the Tesla charging system….” I’m not an expert on electricity but there are two things I know about it: it travels, and it surges. Irregularities occur.

But still, even that doesn’t matter a whole lot. The fact that a fire involving a Model S happened again is reason enough to raise doubt about Tesla, and electric vehicles in general, a little more.

“The problem here isn’t that the cars lack effective safety technology, as all three Tesla accidents and fires have resulted in no injuries to the drivers. The problem is that we have three fires in six weeks,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, after the third fire in Tennessee. “At some point the cause of the fire, the safety of the drivers and even the attitude of the owners (all three apparently want another car) stops mattering because you’re left with recurring headlines featuring the words ‘Tesla’ and ‘fire.’ For a company with a stock price based as much or more on image than financials, those recurring headlines are highly damaging.”

As Bloomberg noted, Tesla’s stock price had quadrupled within a year to a peak of $193.37 in September. After the three fires it had dropped down to the $121 range but had recovered some. With the recent days’ news it fell by almost 5 percent to close at $140.72 Thursday. Musk has said in recent weeks that he realized the sensationalism over Tesla before the fires made the shares overpriced, but at the same time he is trying to sustain value to draw private investment and interest.

Musk has aggressively responded in the past to news reports of the previous fires, often using Twitter. This time Tesla’s statement even attacked Reuters as an organization for a “misleading” report.

“It appears that their objective was simply to find some way to put the words ‘fire’ and ‘Tesla’ in the same headline,” the company statement said, as reported by the San Jose Mercury-News. “The journalists and editors who created the story have patently ignored hundreds of deaths and thousands of serious injuries unequivocally caused by gasoline car fires, instead choosing to write about a garage fire where there were no injuries and the cause was clearly not the car.”

Unfortunately “fire” and “Tesla” were also together in some Irvine resident’s garage at the same time as well. And again, Tesla threw up another irrelevance – about fires in gasoline-powered cars – that it desperately hoped would distract the media.

There are two facts that undermine this point that Musk and Tesla repeatedly try to make. One – as Yahoo!’s automotive site Motoramic reported last month – is that “even though it has fewer electric cars on the road than its competitors, none have reported similar fires after crashes. And while liquid-fueled vehicles suffer about 170,000 such fires every year, federal data show they take place in only 0.1 percent of all crashes.”

And with comparatively few Model S’s on the road, the number of fires that have occurred is a lot. “To have one instance of fire from road debris is a fluke,” said Clarence Ditlow, director of the Washington-based Center for Auto Safety, to Motoramic. “To have two road debris fires in a vehicle population that small is highly unusual.”

That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to investigate after the third fire. Clearly they are an issue to authorities and experts that matter, which is why Musk and his minions are nervous.

As has been explained on NLPC many times, Tesla’s business model – which allowed the company to artificially claim two quarters of “profitability” earlier this year – is built heavily upon government subsidies, mandates and market-gaming that allows the automaker to sell zero emissions credits, mostly in California. So there was a bit of good news this week on that front once again as the state granted Tesla $34.7 million in tax credits on equipment purchases, for “being a net benefit to the community, improving air quality, creating construction jobs, creating permanent jobs and developing California research and development facilities,” according to the Sacramento Business Journal.

Obviously the Golden State is not afraid of getting burned on the deal.

Paul Chesser is an associate fellow for the National Legal and Policy Center and publishes CarolinaPlottHound.com, an aggregator of North Carolina news.

CARGATE -HOT!!!! THE TESLA/SOLYNDRA/A123 INVESTIGATIONS!!!!: RICO, Safety, Tax Fraud, DOE Fraud…

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THE TESLA (AND COMPANY) INVESTIGATIONS!!!!: RICO, Safety, Tax Fraud, DOE Fraud, Stock Manipulation, Kickbacks…and more…

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ORGANIZED CRIME & RACKETEERING Charged in Car/Solar/Battery taxpayer funding.

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A number of federal, state, securities, media, law enforcement and public entities are investigating Tesla Motors and associates relative to the following issues:

– In the entire history of America, there has never been a federal program where EVERY SINGLE applicant was denied EXCEPT the 1% handful who were friends of the awarding party and where the denied applicants were also targeted. Why did that happen in this program?

– Out of 300 million people in America, why are the same 12 people, who are backers and intermediaries, all connected to Solyndra, Fisker, Tesla, Abound, A123 and the rest, in the same exact taxpayer portfolio?

– Out of 300 million people in America, why are the same 12 people, who are backers and intermediaries, all connected to Solyndra, Fisker, Tesla, Abound, A123 and the rest, uniquely configured for personal windfall profits and gain from these financing’s?

– According to DOE staff, who were at DOE when the Tesla application was submitted, nothing that Tesla submitted was ever built by Tesla. In fact, these staff state that the vehicle that Tesla eventually sold was not even designed or engineered when Tesla was approved for the loan money, contrary to the Section 136 law requirement. They say that Tesla took the money and THEN hired people to figure out what they were going to do with it. As shown in the DOE files, the engineering of the shipping Tesla cars has no element that was submitted to DOE. Is that true?

– Ex-Guardian staff say “integrity-deficient U.S. Senator used powerful committee to order hits/spying on reporters/congressional opponents/others for personal political retribution attacks.” Recusal from committee demanded.

– Specific investigators tell reporters they were ordered to delay their investigations to avoid bad political optics.

– Why did the very staff in a Senator’s office, that got Tesla the taxpayer money, then get a job working for Tesla?

– Why did Tesla not have to pay the cash participation fee that the Section 136 law said everybody had to pay?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s Federal funding?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s Federal waivers, tax deferrals, credits and discounts?

– Can you clarify why, out of all the states in America, only four states got almost all of the CARGATE money and those same states, senators, campaign backers, beneficiaries, “winners”, and investment bankers were all connected?

– A portion of NASA was shut down at the same time that Tesla investors, who were campaign backers, were given NASA government contracts to provide the same services that NASA had just been told it could no longer provide. At the same time, NASA was giving Tesla investors free fuel for their private jets. Why is that? Why is the timing so aligned?

– Kleiner Perkins and certain silicon valley VC’s, all investors in a number of DOE “winners” (including Tesla, Fisker, Solyndra, A123 and others), organized meetings with a Dmitry Medvedev and other men known by the State Department and federal investigators to be involved in Russian mobsterism and then Ener1, Severstal and A123, dark-money funded and run by billionaires (many of whom own lithium mining interests) known by the State Department, the CIA and federal investigators to be involved in Russian mobsterism, were awarded taxpayer funds by Steven Chu, who was nominated by Kleiner Perkins. Was any of this a conflict of interest?

– Why is the only company to receive real estate exclusives, exclusive tax waivers, credits and stock enhancers and free rides on taxpayer backs also the same company who’s investors were the largest funders of certain State officials?

– Federal communications monitoring of text, voice and email communications of certain highly placed Senators, lobbyists and venture capitalists from 2005 to today should be made available to ALL federal criminal investigators. Have they been? Are one or more Senators blocking this effort because they are compromised?

– The head of the NHTSA Tesla investigation quit because of increased scrutiny. The facts, such as these, demonstrate that Tesla and Fisker never should have passed any NHTSA safety review. How can the public be assured that ongoing NHTSA investigations regarding Tesla will not be rigged?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s State funding?

– Did Tesla Motors provide falsified information in order to acquire it’s State waivers, tax deferrals, credits and discounts?

– Did Tesla investors bribe, or influence Congress people?

– Did Tesla staff or owners investors bribe, or influence Congress people?

– Did Tesla staff, owners or investors provider misleading information to investors?

– Was there a conflict of interest between Department of Energy staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff?

– Was there a conflict of interest between White House staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff?

– Was there a conflict of interest between Senate staff and Tesla owners, investors or staff?

– Did Tesla Motors use taxpayer money to hire off-shore staff?

– Did Tesla Motors use taxpayer money to purchase supplies offshore that could have been purchased in the United States?

– Did Tesla Motors participate in a market rigging scam to rig lithium ion purchasing for its investors?

– Did Tesla Motors participate in a market rigging scam to rig the electric car market for its investors?

– Did Tesla Motors staff, or owners, sabotage competitors?

– Did Tesla Motors staff, owners or investors exchange campaign funding quid pro quo for business financing?

– Did Silicon Valley companies, owned by Tesla investors and campaign financiers, use internet technology to falsify information to the public in order to manipulate stock market perceptions in violation of SEC, RICO, and various other laws?

– Did Tesla Motors lie about the safety metrics of its lithium ion battery system?

– Was Tesla Motors holding safety metric data in its files which differed fully from the safety metrics data it provided to investors and NHTSA?

– Did Tesla Motors violate securities law by using false information to acquire a federal loan which it then used to falsify its stock metrics in order to “pump” it’s stock?

– Did a Big 5 accounting firm conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes and did that firm manipulate Department of Energy review data on Tesla’s behalf?

– A U.S. Senator officiated at the opening of the Tesla Nummi plant and lobbied for Tesla’s tax waivers, credits, acquisition of NUMMI and discounts and then that U.S. Senator had their staff work in Tesla’s offices. Is it a conflict of interest that this senator received campaign funding and this senator’s family received real estate deals from the Tesla and, (next door to Tesla), Solyndra real estate deals?

Did a major national retail bank conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes?

Did two major international investment banks conspire with Tesla to manipulate market metrics in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Were Department of Energy staff manipulating Tesla funding data in order to favor Tesla and it’s campaign funding investors in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Were Department of Energy staff manipulating Tesla funding data in order to disfavor Tesla competitors and competitors to it’s campaign funding investors in violation of RICO Statutes?

– Did Tesla owners, staff or investors attempt to delay federal investigations and indictments by asserting influencein violation of RICO Statutes and numerous other laws?

– For the SAFETY INVESTIGATIONS: See This Link>>>

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Yep, I hear the bad guys were only able to shut down part of the investigations. Some of the criminal investigators actually went out and did their jobs and are starting to bust the criminals, even though some of those criminals are “high profile”.  It looks like owning a few senators and banks doesn’t hide you as well as it used to.

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It is nuts it has taken this long. Everybody in the country can see what happened by now. It was getting obvious. It must have been an embarrassment for the federal cops to have to sit on their hands like that. NOW, finally, they can go to town.

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Obama’s Green Energy Fire Sale – GOP

Oct 22, 2012 … Miasole’s Investors Include John Doerr‘s Kleiner Perkins. …. A Russian Businessman With Ties To Then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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Tesla Model S charging system may have started garage fire – California fire dept

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Exclusive: Tesla Model S charging system may have started garage fire – California fire dept
BY BERNIE WOODALL AND NORIHIKO SHIROUZU
Wed Dec 18, 2013

(Reuters) – A fire department in Southern California said a garage fire may have been caused by an overheated charging system in a Tesla Model S sedan, in the latest link between the top selling electric car and the potential for fire.

While Tesla Motors Inc maintains that the fire was not related to the car or its charging system, the Orange County Fire Authority said the Tesla-supplied charging system or the connection at the electricity panel on the wall of the garage of a single-family home could have caused the fire.

“The fire occurred as a result of an electrical failure in the charging system for an electric vehicle,” said a report by the fire authority, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. The report also emphasizes that the cause of the fire is unclear.

“The most probable cause of this fire is a high resistance connection at the wall socket or the Universal Mobile Connector from the Tesla charging system” which was plugged into a 240-volt wall socket, the report said.

The fire occurred on November 15 in Irvine, California. The possible link between the fire and the Tesla Model S was not reported previously.

The garage fire is not related to three road fires in Model S sedans that occurred in October and November and which caused Tesla’s stock to fall sharply last month. The road fires occurred in Washington state, Tennessee and Mexico.

In the U.S. incidents, Model S sedans caught fire after running over road debris. In Mexico, a Model S caught fire after striking a concrete wall. U.S. regulators are investigating the cause of the U.S. road fires, which caused the high-flying stock of the “green” car maker to fall from a high of $194.50 in late September to under $120 in late November.On Wednesday, Tesla shares fell 2.9 percent to close at $147.98 on the Nasdaq.  The November residential fire on the campus of the University of California-Irvine caused $25,000 of damage to the garage and its contents, but the Model S sustained only smoke damage, and no one in the house was injured, according to the Orange County Fire Authority’s report.

A Tesla representative disagreed on Wednesday with some of the report’s findings. “We looked into the incident,” said Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean. “We can say it absolutely was not the car, the battery or the charging electronics.”

She added: “The cable was fine on the vehicle side. All the damage was on the wall side. “A review of the car’s logs showed that the battery had been charging normally, and there were no fluctuations in temperature or malfunctions within the battery or the charge electronics,” said Jarvis-Shean.

The owner of the Model S, who lives at the Irvine residence, had parked the car in the garage the evening of November 14, plugged the cord from the vehicle into the 240-volt wall socket, and set a timer to begin the flow of electricity to the car’s on-board batteries at midnight. She noticed a fire just before 3 a.m. and called for help. Fire crews put out the blaze quickly.

Some cardboard boxes stacked near the point of connection between the Tesla Model S charging system and the connection to the 240-volt outlet helped the fire spread, the report said. (Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Detroit and Norihiko Shirouzu in Beijing; editing by Matthew Lewis)

Tesla hiding reports of multiple defects of Tesla Cars?!

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George Clooney Rips Tesla: ‘Why Am I Always Stuck On The Side Of The Fucking Road?’

HUFFINGTON POST- Via Reuters “DETROIT, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc got more bad news this week following the third fire in its Model S electric sedan as actor George Clooney complained about being stuck on the side of the road in the Roadster sports car he used to own. Clooney, currently starring in the movie “Gravity”, was asked by Esquire magazine in an interview that was posted online on Monday whether he owned a Tesla car.

“I had a Tesla,” Clooney told the magazine. “I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. I think I was, like, No. 5 on the list. But I’m telling you, I’ve been on the side of the road a while in that thing, and I said to them, ‘Look, guys, why am I always stuck on the side of the fucking road? Make it work, one way or another.”

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Tesla turns out to be bad for the environment AND bad for health:

http://m.digitaltrends.com/cars/hold-smugness-tesla-might-just-worse-environment-know/

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TESLA SUCKING…TOO MUCH ENERGY. Another SEVERE Technical problem with the car. VAMPIRE POWER DEFECT.

Life With Tesla Model S: Even After Update, Vampire Draw Remains

By David Noland   Nov 25, 2013

The Tesla Model S, for all its technical and design artistry, has a dirty little secret: the car has a substantial appetite for kilowatt-hours even when turned off and parked. MORE…

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TESLA COVER UP?

Lithium Ion goes boom when it gets wet, poked, charged, used or pretty much gets unhappy for no apparent reason. All those car hulks, below, lined up next to each other are lithium ion electric piles of burned up $100K, per pile, cars, Nice huh? They are going to great lengths to cover that fact up:

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Those images above show many different lithium ion electric car fires. Why is this being covered up? By whom? So far, most Tesla’s have been acquired by Tesla Fan Boys and their own investors to pump up the numbers. This has prevented a number of “thermal events” from getting reported.

WHAT!!!? You don’t think that’s enough burning Tesla’s? Well here’s some more, the next one is from Boston:

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Not enough burning Tesla’s?

Stand by…

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Tell The U.S. Government to order Tesla to remove all Lithium Ion chemicals from it’s cars! Is someone telling the NTSB not to do their job? Who?

TESLA CAN LOCK DOORS ON ITS OWN- BURNING ALIVE = BAD THING!

You can read a number of postings online about the continual failure of the Tesla electronic door handles and door locks. How might fire increase these failure-to-unlock issues. Is it possible your own Tesla could lock you, and your family, INSIDE the car when it catches fire? How was this tested in the safety tests, or was it even tested?

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The Tesla Defects seem to be multiplying.

Roberta- (A Mother)

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Lithium ion = Bad Stuff

Notice that in the following movie, the lithium ion battery like Tesla uses starts exploding just when the insides are exposed to air and ALSO when it gets wet:

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Obama Subsidized Electric Car Company Tesla Investigated for Fires
November 22, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield

Tesla has some big problems. This month it posted a loss of $38 million and its shares fell 16%. On top of that, it’s got battery issues.The company, which got $465 million from Obama, makes electric cars which depend on wiring together 7,000 laptop batteries together. This is just as clumsy and unwieldy as a solution as it sounds. For one thing, laptop batteries are expensive. And it’s a clunky solution. MORE>>>

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Another Tesla Movie

So you think: “OK, I would never drive my Tesla over any metal or bumpy roads so I never need to worry about that”, Well, that’s what this Tesla driver thought:

Watch the left side of the screen along the meridian wall. You can recognize the Tesla by the round open mouth grill.

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No matter what kind of a persnickety, self-centered, rich douche-kinda guy you are: Your Tesla is eventually going to hit a pot-hole, bottom-out or hit some crap in the road and then: fire and toxic smoke!

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SHOCKER EXCLUSIVE!!!!! Tesla “battery supply” problem -NOT. Battery explosion problem- YES.

“The napalm-like lava that is burning lithium-ion, combined with burning Tesla plastic, can eat through your entire face in about 2.5 seconds and it is nearly impossible to extinguish. This is not good stuff. They tried it on pig-corpses, ugly results.

There are over 1000 different ways to store electricity. Lithium ion is the worst. The faster a car goes, the more likely it is to crash and to flip over in a crash. Tesla is the fastest car so it will crash more and flip over more. People that drive Tesla’s are, generally, arrogant yuppie males with ego issues who want to go fast and show off. That makes crashes even more likely. While you are driving around on a carpet of deadly lithium ion, buried in the floorboards of the Tesla at your feet, and the car suddenly flips over, you are now trapped under a ceiling of burning lithium ion that firefighters can’t extinguish and your face burns off. This is like flouridation of water controversy; this chemical was specified because a certain group is making money off of this chemical. Over time, each battery has a higher and higher chance of “going off” because the charging demands of a car combined with the degradation offset of a single lithium ion battery is high in normal circumstances. Tesla uses them in extreme circumstances. They were never built for cars. You are not going to see less Tesla fires, you are going to see more. Tesla has dense-packed 6800 lithium ion packs in a closed metal box under your seat. That is 6800 chances of having your face burned off and 6800 chances of getting rained on with burning lithium ion and plastic, gassed out and burned up by the Tesla. I don’t like the odds. Look at some of these pictures on this site, it even melts the metal.

teslar2The people that are telling you “Lithium Ion is just a lovely thing, don’t worry about all of those scare stories” have a financial investment in batteries using this chemical. Almost all of them have worked for, invested in or been hired by the people that make money off it. The form factor Tesla uses is a common 18650 battery you can buy on Amazon and Ebay so Tesla is not telling the truth about “having a battery supply problem” in their latest financial reports. They are having a battery blow-up problem. Suppliers won’t sell them any batteries because they know Tesla abuses the batteries in the way they deploy them in cars and they don’t want to get sued too, along with the lawsuits that are coming after Tesla.  These batteries were never intended to be used in cars. All this has been known for decades. If the “biggest electric car funding effort in history” hired the “greatest technical review team ever created”,  how did this get by? Why didn’t the reviewers mention this for Tesla’s ‘loan’?  This is not new technical information!”

Dr. Lee- USGA

(FYI- I am available for TV interviews. Contact me through the SOMO funnel.)

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Does Driving a Tesla cause Rectal vibration and Anal itching?

Possibly the most impressive Tesla warning, from Europe:
“Pruritis Anni” is the medical name now given to this affliction.

“The high speed hum and vibration from the particular motor and chassis combination that Tesla uses, has some drivers, and passengers, complaining of Rectal Itching. Lots of signs or symptoms contain anal itch and inflammation. You can even recognize that there is certainly hemorrhage, specifically after having a movement. It can be distressing if you have A BM, in addition, there may be blood from the a stool or on the tissue. If you own or ride in a Tesla frequently, and possibly notice any kind of rectal lumps as well as bleeding, you should visit a doctor. Using this method, you can receive the best solutions.” (Translated from Spanish)

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TESLA FANBOY CONFESSION. CANCELS ORDER. LISTS HUGE VOLUME OF TESLA DEFECTS & ISSUES.

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$100,000 on wheels, or why did I cancel my Tesla car reservation

“This is going to be a long one, unlike my other blogs. Feel free to post a reply. I’m eager to hear opinions that support or oppose mine… Read more:

(Picture Above: The scarecrow was RIGHT to be afraid of the fire and MUSK DID just turn out to be some carny who just waved flashy things at us but was a shyster underneath it all after all.)

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….8. Hole in the tank. This is one particular problem with Tesla MS that is widely recognized, admitted by Tesla and not fixed as the date of this publication. If you leave your Tesla MS unplugged it will lose about 0.5 miles of range per hour. At this rate it will take about 10-15 days for a fully charged battery to drain completely. So if you leave your fully charged Tesla at the airport for a week or two while on vacation or business trip you may not be able to ride your Tesla home upon your return. This is equivalent to a hole in the tank for the conventional gas powered car. If the car is plugged-in than it compensates for such loss by “sucking” approx. 150 Watts of electric power all the time. It is equivalent to to the energy needed to lit an average 3,000 sq.f. house with the new LED energy saving lights….

10. Dubious business practices. Larry Page announced that Google will be “no evil” company. Well no business is evil by design. They become “evil” driven by competition. Google has practically no competition and they can afford to be “no evil”. Same applies to Tesla Motors. They are well funded and they have no competition, they can afford to be “no evil”. Instead Tesla is pulling all nasty tricks known in the industry and more. It was quick to abandon the most controversial ones such as calculating people’s time in their lease cost estimate and eliminating the $600 per year mandatory service charge. Many still remain. One example are the useless and expensive option packages (see above) another example they charge $5,000 reservation fee in a second. They claim the fee is fully refundable. What they don’t tell you is that it takes 30 business days to refund it.READ MORE:

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THE TESLA ANTI-DOUCHE BAG MOVEMENT RISES

Tesla really needs to change their whole “douche bag” image. They market the car, almost exclusively, to rich, arrogant males. ie: one of many memes flying around:
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Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems

By Jerry Hirsch- LA Times

November 7, 2013

By Jerry HirschNovember 7, 2013, 8:39 a.m.

Tesla Motors shares continued to fall Thursday as the automaker confirmed a third fire in one of its high-end electric cars and a major auto reviewer pointed out problems with its Model S luxury hatchback.

The 9%, or $13.40, decline in mid-morning trading to $137.76 followed a 15% plunge in the shares Wednesday after the automaker said limited supplies of batteries were hampering sales and that it was spending heavily on research and development to design new models. Tesla shares have been on a run for most of the year, rising about 400% before this reversal.

Car shopping website Edmunds.com said its 2013 Model S was “making an ominous noise under acceleration and deceleration. It originates from the rear of the car and seems to be getting worse.”

It is a complaint that’s also starting to show up on Tesla’s owners forum, an online discussion group hosted by the automaker for drivers of its cars.

“Mine had that and it got bad at 70 mph,” said one owner, posting under the “mortgagebruce” moniker.

He said Tesla had to replace the drive unit twice to fix the problem.

Tesla also replaced the drive unit on the Edmunds car, but declined to tell the company what caused the problem. It also replaced the driver door mechanism because of another problem. The car has just less than 11,000 miles on the road.

“We’re not sure what to think about the fact that both of these repairs were completed with just one overnight stay,” said Mike Schmidt, Edmunds’ vehicle testing manager. “Maybe the dealer is really on the ball. Maybe the supply chain is short. Or maybe the parts are readily available because they’ve seen these before.”

LITHIUM_ION_EXPLODE2Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis Shean said she was not familiar with the Edmunds complaint.

Meanwhile, another Model S electric car caught fire Wednesday near Smyrna, Tenn., following a crash. This was the third Model S to have caught fire in the last five weeks. One burned near Seattle and another in Mexico. Both cars were in crashes and the fires injured no one.

Normally, car fires are not significant events that influence investors. There are about 150,000 annually, according to the National Fire Protection Assn. However, safety officials have been tracking fires in electric cars, as well as computers and other equipment, out of concern that the lithium-ion battery systems might be fire-prone.

Earlier this year, federal regulators grounded Boeing 787 planes for four months after batteries on two planes overheated, with one catching on fire. Boeing later ordered modifications to the jets to increase ventilation and insulation near the batteries, but the company and investigators never determined the root cause of the overheating.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed the Tesla fire in Seattle and concluded it was caused by the accident rather than a vehicle defect.

Tesla said it contacted the driver of the car in Tennessee and noted he was not injured and “believes the car saved his life. Our team is on its way to Tennessee to learn more about what happened in the accident.”

“The problem is that we have three fires in six weeks,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, the car information company. “For a company with a stock price based as much or more on image than financials, those recurring headlines are highly damaging.”

The Palo Alto automaker said Tuesday it posted a loss of $38.5 million, or 32 cents per share, in the third quarter. That compares to a loss of $110.8 million, or $1.05 per share, in the same period a year earlier.  Now that it is delivering cars, revenue grew to $431 million from just $50.1 million a year earlier.

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TSLA Tesla Stock. “Shill”, Fake, “Pump” and manipulate tech stocks with tax $$$!

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TESLA PR Manipulation BS!: Some of the more outstanding lies…

ie: “- Tesla says “Germany passed Tesla as safe” after NO credible safety study conducted by Germany, while trying to hide fact that U.S. Investigators published huge demand letter for safety data, online in U.S.A. and actual investigation is only getting started.” View the ever growing list of lies HERE>>>
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Germany Clears Tesla Of Fire Probe…????? Was it a real probe?
Tue Dec 3, 2013
(Business Insider) The German Federal Motor Transport Authority, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) has concluded an investigation into three recent Tesla Model S fires and found “no manufacturer-related defects,” Tesla said today.

In a press release, Tesla said it provided the KBA with relevant data on the accidents, and received a letter saying “no further measures under the German Product Safety Act [Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG)] are deemed necessary.”

In November, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the three fires. Tesla said it has “requested” the process, but NHTSA Administrator told a House panel that was untrue, according to The Detroit News.

That investigation is ongoing, but at least the Germans have been placated.

If you woke up this morning and read this, as I did, upon seeing TSLA up 6% before the open and my puts reversing lower on this “news”, you could be forgiven if your first impression was, “when the hell did Germany open an investigation?”

You see, I remember being told about the investigation being conducted by the NHTSA, the US based auto safety agency. I remember they opened an investigation following three fires, two of which occurred in the US, and the remaining one in Mexico. Barely a few weeks ago…

But it’s funny, as I don’t recall there ever being an announcement of a German investigation. It must have got lost under the Blankenship resignation announcement.

In fact, swinging over to Tesla’s Investor Press Releases – it’s astounding – but it seems completely devoid of any bad news at all. Not even a mention of the US based investigation, much less a German one, or a peep about the VP of sales leaving the company.

Meanwhile, in the real world, real men and women are throwing their money into this company, shaking off oversold conditions on a hard bounce. And class action lawsuits are raining from the sky. I’ve mostly been thinking those lawsuits were warrantless before now, but if this is how Tesla handles communications, I’m not so sure.

This isn’t a game, people.

Mr. Cain Thaler
Stock advice in actual English.
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Silicon Valley VC’s & Google hire Tsunami of stock bloggers to shill Tesla, daily, to stave off actual press coverage

Silicon Valley Vc’s, determined to not let Detroit win, at any cost (now gleeful that Detroit is officially bankrupt) have pulled out all the stops to try to protect the Frat House… oh, I mean Tesla; and seek to push any negative Tesla stories to the bottom of the search engines via HUNDREDS of shill “reporters” on stock market sites.

The problem is, the only part of Detroit that IS doing OK are the Car Companies, and the big car companies are only just getting started in their counter-measures. Stay tuned for the battle of the century. East Coast Vs.West Coast. Democrats Vs. Republicans. Bribes Vs. Transparency. Good Vs. Evil : Better than a Rap War!

Even if the VC’s pool all of their PR $, they still can’t fight the truth and Tesla will, likely, become another Huawei/Fisker/Solyndra. Big one day- gone the next, when the truth comes out. The Stanford yuppie tech mobster wannabe’s of Silicon Valley may think they can control elections and markets but they are about to get a lesson from the original mobstersfrom Detroit.  Detroit has been fighting car branding and PR wars way longer than Tesla and the Hipster Frat Brats!

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Tesla Shill “reporters”?:

Ricky Munarriz- Motley Fool
Jennifer Burke- Market News Call
Emily Watson- Consensus Press
Michelle Jones- The Street
Elaine Kwei- Jefferies
Adam Jonas- Morgan Stanley
Sue Chang- Market Watch
Ben Eisen- Market Watch
Chris Ciaccia- The Street
Michael Aragon- Market News
Patrick Hoge- SF Business Times
Leigh Drogen- Seeking Alpha
Raj Gupta- McKinsey Consulting
See MORE HERE on OUTING SHILL REPORTERS..

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Tesla and their investor shills flood media with counter-hype

As Tesla lithium ion battery packs continue to burst into flames Tesla PR contracts over 100 press shills (ie: Thestreet.com, Motley Fool, etc. ) and fake bloggers to write “do not worry, walk away, nothing to see here” articles. They hire companies like Wiki-Pr, and others, to engage in what is called: MeatPuppetry and SockPuppetry. Those tactics use thousands of computers, each with their own IP address, to act as fake Tesla enthusiasts “(fanboys”) writing about the glory and sexual Ecstasy of owning, touching or thinking about a Tesla. Sociopaths lie about things. A few have charged that many of the sockpuppets are Elon Musk himself, typing away at night, since many of the IP addresses the sock puppets come from change per the city that Musk is in that night.

BUT:

Industrial analysis of Tesla front assemblies on fire combined with Tesla batteries on fire show a spectrograph scientifically verifiable mix of deadly cancer causing particles, lung damaging particles, brain cancer causing chemicals and neurological toxins.

Here is another Tesla fire where the Tesla not only just burns but also this Tesla explodes on live video as it fills the passenger compartment and the neighborhood with toxic fumes and particles. The image below is of one of the explosions of the Tesla. They don’t just burn, they blow up (Watch the movies lower down). Here is a photo of a Tesla on a public street in Mexico at the moment it blew up:

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This movie uploaded – Young Turks:

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By StreetAuthority,  November 05, 2013

You thought the car fire was bad Shares of the $19.6 billion company tumbled 10% in the two days after an Oct. 1 video showed a Model S on fire in California. CEO Elon Musk eventually identified the cause of the fire as a loose piece of metal from a passing truck that punctured the car’s battery. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said it will not investigate the incident, but shares of TSLA still have not recovered to their pre-video high.

Worse than the car fire, however, is the possibility that Tesla may soon see much of its gross profits go up in smoke.

Bloomberg West recently reported that the California Air Resource Board is re-evaluating its assignment of tax credits for zero-emission vehicles. These tax credits are given to automakers for each year to incentivize production of environmentally friendly vehicles that might otherwise not be profitable. The companies can then sell these credits or use them against their own taxes.

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Tesla’s getting cooked in lithium ion battery fires while CFO cooks the books

In today’s financial reports, it was confirmed, with certainty, that Tesla (TSLA) is not showing profits on it’s reports from selling cars but by manipulating tax credits and waivers via one-of-a-kind deals the State tax office gave TSLA. Some say TSLA got from kickbacks arranged by a Senator to help the resources of that Senator and that those exclusive stock market optics manipulation favors were to payback/kickback TSLA’s investors for campaign financing. Now the State investigations kick into high gear to follow the federal investigations already underway.

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Tesla Tool Owners Solicited by Tesla to “Speak Up”, ie: Shill out!

The second your Tesla catches on fire you can count on a prompt call from the Tesla PR department. Since most owners of Tesla’s are:
A. It’s own investors.
B. Financially associated Tesla fanboys.
OR
C. Fanatic 1%-er VC’s or Doctors who can’t stand to not be involved in the “hot tech thing.”

…it isn’t that big a sell to those who are already drinking the Kool Aid, but the pitch the PR officer from Tesla gives is this:

“Oh Mr. X, we are so sorry to hear about the incident. How much could we pay you to say nice things in the press about how fun it was to be in a fire and suck in all of that cancer-causing smoke? How about a brand new Tesla and some cash for your services?”

Douche Bags unite. It is one big frat house. Never let the outsiders think something is up!

Why?
– They aren’t supporting electric cars: there are tons of electric cars you can buy today from many companies.
– They aren’t really excited about the fact that if the fire had happened at their home their McMansion or downtown condo-swinger pad would be toast right now.
– Breathing toxic smoke could not really be something they want to hide because now they have Obamacare to fix the cancer (sort of).
– It isn’t because Tesla is creating domestic jobs. Tesla took the taxpayer money and hired H1B offshore workers to cheap out. They even posted ads on LinkedIn looking for H1B legal teams to suck in Armies of cheap offshore labor.

Why else would owners be so excited to have been in a deadly, toxic fire?

Hmmmm… $$$$$$$$$,

So…..owners: You know you can sue Tesla for like a million bucks for the toxic poisoning and win hands-down instead of taking the free new Tesla and the $30K, right?

DT- Boston A.

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Tesla Testimonies not credible

Let’s look at the backgrounds of the Tesla fire owners who have been reported: 1 is a drunk driver, 1 is an egotistical back surgeon who’s ex lover posted negative info about them online, and the other is a Tesla backer…interesting? Their street cred is low and they reinforce the “Tesla is for Douche Bags” concept.

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Tesla hires hundreds of overseas Indian blogger shills to type “nice things” in blogs and news story comments to run a cover-up.

Per the comment above: “It isn’t because Tesla is creating domestic jobs. Tesla took the taxpayer money and hired H1B offshore workers to cheap out. They even posted ads on LinkedIn looking for H1B legal teams to suck in Armies of cheap offshore labor. “

The PR department at Tesla was told to work all this weekend so they called in a team of outsource contractors from India to Google every story with the words “tesla fire” in them and go type wonderful things about Tesla in the comment section of every article they find. Everybody knows that SOMO thinks Tesla is a load but these fake bloggers do not identify that they are Indian Outsource typers.

Our manager even implied that we should go online this weekend and “voice our support for Tesla” as we “don’t want the company to have any cash flow issues as that could affect paychecks”. In other words: “go home and write nice shit about Tesla or lose your jobs”.

T- @Tesla Motors, Fremont

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The Deadly Lithium ion Industry.

Few noticed when EnerSys, the world’s largest industrial battery manufacturer bought tiny ABSL on the tip of Scotland and redirected it away from vehicle traction batteries, aiming its various lithium-ion chemistries at military and aerospace applications not involving traction. Rather more have spotted, in the USA, the Chapter 11 demise of (Russian mobster owned?) EnerDel (using NCM and LMO cathodes) then, in March 2012, International Battery. International Battery, which surprised local officials when it abruptly closed its Upper Macungie plant, owes Pennsylvania more than $2 million, and state lawyers are initiating efforts to recover some of the debt. State officials are also in discussions with the company regarding a project for which International Battery received an $800,000 grant in 2010. That project has not been completed.

The DOE gave tens of millions of tax dollars, some say billions, to lithium ion battery companies who technical reports had already advised were in trouble? Why? Follow the money!

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Vast numbers of lithium ion ex-factory workers are now dead or sick with fatal diseases. They make these batteries overseas because OSHA would never let them do any real volume in the U.S. because it kills and sickens workers!

Then came Valence Technology, in mid 2012,and now the big news that political football A123 Systems has only a few months’ money left having spent up to one billion dollars. The Chinese have now saved them at the last minute, almost wiping out the US investors and taking a company paid for by U.S. Taxpayer Dollars. So much for the US wrestling control of the traction battery business from the Koreans and Japanese who have invested larger sums even before the US got interested. The dominos will continue to fall, notably in the USA. Yep, Lithium ion is a GREAT investment!!!!!! Everybody in the know, knows that lithium ion is being dumped on the market by groups now trying to get rid of it since the real scientists realized that it is dangerous stuff to make, dangerous stuff to use and dangerous stuff to breath in a fire, of which there are many, many unreported fires.

Tesla’s big announcement with Panasonic about batteries is a DOMESTIC DUMPING DEAL! Panasonic will probably pay anybody to take them off of their hands but do we want to put them in American neighborhoods?

Follow the money folks!

DH- LAT (sources referenced- EdaTech, Washington Post, NYT)

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Dirty Dollars

If you look at all of the suspects mentioned in these articles and then you track their, or their families or trusts or Cayman funds, holdings in lithium ion related companies you will see that there is no possible doubt about what happened.

The really icky part is that federal staff who got to decide who got tax money, credits and waivers have these same conflicted holdings and career cross-overs so it looks pretty dirty.

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A123 Lithium Ion Bankruptcy:

By Nathan Bomey, Todd Spangler and Zlati Meyer

Detroit Free Press Staff Writers

Battery maker A123 Systems’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Tuesday triggered a fresh round of political criticism of the Obama administration’s alternative-energy investments.

The Waltham, Mass.-based company, which has 626 employees and 348 contract workers in three southeast Michigan locations, said auto supplier Johnson Controls had tentatively agreed to pay $125 million to purchase its automotive-related assets, including the operations in Livonia, Romulus and Ann Arbor.

Republicans immediately compared A123′s bankruptcy with the California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy and liquidated last year, wiping out a $500-million loan guarantee from the U.S.

“A123′s bankruptcy is yet another failure for the president’s disastrous strategy of gambling away billions of taxpayer dollars on a strategy of government-led growth that simply does not work, ” said Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Battered by recalls, high costs and sluggish consumer adoption of electric vehicles, A123 lost $1 billion since its founding in 2001, despite substantial government support.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $249-million grant to A123 in August 2009 with promises of 5,900 jobs, mostly in Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. also awarded A123 more than $125 million in a variety of tax credits, grants and incentives in 2008 and 2009. The U.S. grant and Michigan incentives drew bipartisan support when they originally were approved.

“This is what’s possible in a clean-energy economy — these folks right here, doing extraordinary work,” President Barack Obama said at the White House Rose Garden after meeting A123 employees on April 30, 2010. “This is what happens when we place our bets on American workers and American businesses.”

A123 has received $132 million of its federal grant so far. The Energy Department said Johnson Controls could be eligible for the rest of the funding, but that has yet to be determined. The federal government’s investment does not have to be repaid, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

But Americans have not embraced electric vehicles that require regular recharging. In many instances, they are priced significantly higher than their gasoline-fueled counterparts. Even federal and state tax credits have not erased that price premium.

Then the lack of easy-to-find recharging stations has left many motorists worried about being left on a remote dark road without adequate power.

“It was an expansion of manufacturing plants in anticipation of customers who never arrived,” Litchfield Hills Research analyst Theodore O’Neill said.

A Johnson Controls spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the company would keep A123′s employees. Its acquisition of A123 must be approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware. A123′s battery plants remain in production for now.

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Johnson Controls has a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Mich.

A123, which lost $269 million in the first eight months of the year, according to bankruptcy documents, turned down an interview request.

Democrats responded that during his 2002-06 term as governor of Massachusetts, Romney also provided support to emerging technology firms and some of the investments did not pay off. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy pointed out that A123′s investment had bipartisan support from Michigan lawmakers, including incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Republican challenger, Pete Hoekstra.

“Johnson Controls’ investment in A123 will help ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in this growing global sector,” said former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who promoted battery tax incentives as a way to boost the Michigan economy.

A123′s bankruptcy filing comes two months after Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group agreed to invest up to $450 million to acquire up to 80% of A123. But that deal fell apart as A123 was set to burn through $400 million in cash over the next 12 months, O’Neill said.

Instead, Johnson Controls is cherry-picking the best assets out of A123, O’Neill said.

Johnson Controls also was awarded a $299-million Energy Department grant for its lithium-ion battery plant in Holland. The company’s spokeswoman declined to comment on whether that plant would be affected by the A123 deal.

Barclays analysts said in a research note that the deal would make Johnson Controls “the dominant surviving” U.S.-based lithium battery maker.

A123 shares, which closed Monday at 24 cents, fell 75% to 6 cents on Tuesday.

Many sophisticated A123 investors have lost millions, including global conglomerate General Electric, which had invested about $70 million by 2009.

Dan Leistikow, an Energy Department spokesman, said in a blog post that the government’s investment had produced meaningful battery innovation that would live on.

In its bankruptcy petition, A123 listed total assets of $459.8 million and liabilities of $376 million.

The company’s biggest customer is California start-up Fisker Automotive, which plans to keep the contract with Johnson Controls through at least the first quarter of 2013, spokesman Roger Ormisher said.

General Motors, which picked A123 as the battery supplier for the Chevrolet Spark electric vehicle, said it would accept Johnson Controls as its new battery provider.
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In, and during, the following Tesla Proposal, Tesla told Singapore, and a number of other countries, that the battery system was totally safe, even though they had filed patent documents and regulatory documents, now revealed in other articles, which stated otherwise:

Tesla Plan for International Expansion

By Teresa Bergmann, Vu Nguyen, Astrid Santiago, Sean Yang

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Character + Competence = Trust

(With a tip of the hat to John McDonough at Boston Globe)

It was supposed to be the greatest initiative of an administration.

It was said to be an effort designed to be a history book legacy deliverable that the world would never forget.

It was an effort, the public is told, that the greatest minds had put the most extensive due-diligence, ever devised, into.

It was an effort that had the most money ever dedicated to any similar initiative resourced to it.

It turned out to be one of the most stunning technical and due diligence failuresin human history to-date.

OK… now guess?:

Am I talking about DOE or ACA?

Do you see a pattern here?

D..- DenverPost
(Picture above- How did so much our your tax money go from here to Silicon Valley VC’s?)

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 Lithium ion Kills more than workers, it kills companies!

From THE VERGE, By Sean Hollister

“If you build it, they won’t necessarily come.

In 2009, the Obama administration invested $1.2 billion into US-based factories creating batteries for electric vehicles. The result was a disaster. One by one, every company that received federal funding went belly-up or admitted the money hadn’t had a real impact. For instance, LG-owned Compact Power quietly revealed that it hadn’t produced a single battery in over two years of operation, while A123 Systems’ higher-profile bankruptcy was viewed as the second coming of failed solar panel-maker Solyndra. Even with hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funding, key electric vehicle contracts went to Japanese and Korean factories instead of their American equivalents.”

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DEMAND THAT STEVEN CHU AND HIS HANDLERS DISCLOSE THEIR LITHIUM ION INVESTMENTS

D. P. – LAT

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Plus these articles:

Tesla TOXIC SMOKE! THE FACTS ON TESLA FIRES:

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Tesla Safety Challenged! The Facts:

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Deadly Smoke and Fumes. If the crash and fire don’t kill you now, the toxins in the deadly smoke fumes kill you later.

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(See all that smoke in the TESLA  fire, above? That smoke is filled with deadly toxins from burning lithium ion combined with plastics. Why does Tesla say nothing about this in it’s buyer documents? See all the cars stuck in traffic in the smoke plume? Do those innocent drivers, and their families, that have to sit there, behind the fire and in the smoke, appreciate having to breath in deadly vapors? See the fireman with the Full-Hazmat breathing apparatus on? He knows it sucks.)

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Per the IJES via the State School of Chemical Engineering and Technology of China:

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(Image above: New tests can see the cancer causing chemicals that got in your body from a Tesla fire from just two strands of your hair or one drop of blood or one swab of saliva. You can’t hide product toxic poisoning anymore.)

There are a vast number of MSDS disclosure forms and technical product documents from the feds, the battery companies, the FAA, the TSA, the SME, The IEEE and tons of others say that “Lithium ion batteries will explode and they will give off toxic gas”.

Why were the Tesla’s not equipped with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers as required? Why was a simple sheet of soft metal placed between the explosives and a “thousands-of-pound-per-sq.-ft. impact surface” (the road)? Was the car actually engineered or did Musk just doodle it out on the back of a napkin? You can hit the edge or front of the car and it will go off. The reason “Elon Musk stands behind Tesla” is because they usually blow up starting from the front.

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TESLA COVER UP

Lithium Ion goes boom when it gets wet, poked, charged, used or pretty much gets unhappy for no apparent reason. All those car hulks, below, lined up next to each other are lithium ion electric piles of burned up $100K, per pile, cars, Nice huh? They are going to great lengths to cover that fact up:

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Those images above show many different lithium ion electric car fires. Why is this being covered up? By whom? So far, most Tesla’s have been acquired by Tesla Fan Boys and their own investors to pump up the numbers. This has prevented a number of “thermal events” from getting reported.

WHAT!!!? You don’t think that’s enough burning Tesla’s? Well here’s some more, the next one is from Boston:

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Not enough burning Tesla’s?

Stand by…

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RS- LAT

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Tell The U.S. Government to order Tesla to remove all Lithium Ion chemicals from it’s cars! Is someone telling the NTSB not to do their job? Who?

TESLA CAN LOCK DOORS ON ITS OWN- BURNING ALIVE = BAD THING!

You can read a number of postings online about the continual failure of the Tesla electronic door handles and door locks. How might fire increase these failure-to-unlock issues. Is it possible your own Tesla could lock you, and your family, INSIDE the car when it catches fire? How was this tested in the safety tests, or was it even tested?

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The Tesla Defects seem to be multiplying.

Roberta- (A Mother)

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Lithium ion = Bad Stuff

Notice that in the following movie, the lithium ion battery like Tesla uses starts exploding just when the insides are exposed to air and ALSO when it gets wet:

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Obama Subsidized Electric Car Company Tesla Investigated for Fires
November 22, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield

Tesla has some big problems. This month it posted a loss of $38 million and its shares fell 16%. On top of that, it’s got battery issues.The company, which got $465 million from Obama, makes electric cars which depend on wiring together 7,000 laptop batteries together. This is just as clumsy and unwieldy as a solution as it sounds. For one thing, laptop batteries are expensive. And it’s a clunky solution. MORE>>>

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Another Tesla Movie

So you think: “OK, I would never drive my Tesla over any metal or bumpy roads so I never need to worry about that”, Well, that’s what this Tesla driver thought:

Watch the left side of the screen along the meridian wall. You can recognize the Tesla by the round open mouth grill.

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No matter what kind of a persnickety, self-centered, rich douche-kinda guy you are: Your Tesla is eventually going to hit a pot-hole, bottom-out or hit some crap in the road and then: fire and toxic smoke!

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SHOCKER EXCLUSIVE!!!!! Tesla “battery supply” problem -NOT. Battery explosion problem- YES.

“The napalm-like lava that is burning lithium-ion, combined with burning Tesla plastic, can eat through your entire face in about 2.5 seconds and it is nearly impossible to extinguish. This is not good stuff. They tried it on pig-corpses, ugly results.

There are over 1000 different ways to store electricity. Lithium ion is the worst. The faster a car goes, the more likely it is to crash and to flip over in a crash. Tesla is the fastest car so it will crash more and flip over more. People that drive Tesla’s are, generally, arrogant yuppie males with ego issues who want to go fast and show off. That makes crashes even more likely. While you are driving around on a carpet of deadly lithium ion, buried in the floorboards of the Tesla at your feet, and the car suddenly flips over, you are now trapped under a ceiling of burning lithium ion that firefighters can’t extinguish and your face burns off. This is like flouridation of water controversy; this chemical was specified because a certain group is making money off of this chemical. Over time, each battery has a higher and higher chance of “going off” because the charging demands of a car combined with the degradation offset of a single lithium ion battery is high in normal circumstances. Tesla uses them in extreme circumstances. They were never built for cars. You are not going to see less Tesla fires, you are going to see more. Tesla has dense-packed 6800 lithium ion packs in a closed metal box under your seat. That is 6800 chances of having your face burned off and 6800 chances of getting rained on with burning lithium ion and plastic, gassed out and burned up by the Tesla. I don’t like the odds. Look at some of these pictures on this site, it even melts the metal.

teslar2The people that are telling you “Lithium Ion is just a lovely thing, don’t worry about all of those scare stories” have a financial investment in batteries using this chemical. Almost all of them have worked for, invested in or been hired by the people that make money off it. The form factor Tesla uses is a common 18650 battery you can buy on Amazon and Ebay so Tesla is not telling the truth about “having a battery supply problem” in their latest financial reports. They are having a battery blow-up problem. Suppliers won’t sell them any batteries because they know Tesla abuses the batteries in the way they deploy them in cars and they don’t want to get sued too, along with the lawsuits that are coming after Tesla.  These batteries were never intended to be used in cars. All this has been known for decades. If the “biggest electric car funding effort in history” hired the “greatest technical review team ever created”,  how did this get by? Why didn’t the reviewers mention this for Tesla’s ‘loan’?  This is not new technical information!”

Dr. Lee- USGA

(FYI- I am available for TV interviews. Contact me through the SOMO funnel.)

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NHTSA has now called Musk a Liar TWICE, said he lied about probe and lied about NHTSA safety rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which produced the safety rating, isn’t happy about Tesla’s boasting.

In its announcement, Tesla explained that the Model S earned five-star marks in every category; a rare feat. On top of that, its overall Vehicle Safety Score, provided to manufacturers, gave it a “new combined record of 5.4 stars.”

In a statement on its website, the NHTSA issued a rebuke to Tesla:
“NHTSA does not rate vehicles beyond 5 stars and does not rank or order vehicles within the star rating categories. In addition, the agency has guidelines in place for manufacturers and advertising agencies to follow to ensure that accurate and consistent information is conveyed to the public.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/nhtsa-tesla-didnt-request-investigation-2013-11

http://www.businessinsider.com/government-mad-at-tesla-over-safety-claim-2013-8

Reporters use a new technology called: FACTS, to recall that only just the other day Musk was screaming in the press that “no recall” and “no probe” was needed, yet today he says he has secretly been demanding that NHTSA do a probe. Hmmmmm? Interesting!

EXPLODING_LITHIUM_ION_CARS_Bloomberg, Guardian and Reuters staff have now spoken with NHTSA staff, including the head: David Strickland, who have said, on record, that Tesla did NOT request probe and that it would be “unprecedented” for any car company to request a liability probe like that. Another Musk lie to his investors. Both the lie and the counter, published and on the record. NHTSA said it had already had concerns about Tesla prior to any calls from Tesla or Tesla’s investors. Previous communications had been from Tesla backers and Senators (Who Tesla investors already had in their pockets)  saying “don’t do a probe”! Another P.T. Barnum “smoke-screen” move by Musk. Musk tried to take credit for creating Tesla even though Martin Eberhard created Tesla. Musk tried to take credit for creating the probe even though the feds had it already going. Musk tried to take credit for inventing electric cars even though GM and others did it decades earlier. Musk changed the NHTSA safety results and got caught lying about that too. Musk tried to take credit for creating the HyperLoop even though MIT created it 9 years earlier. What’s up with this douche bag?

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Tesla: Unsafe At Any Speed, Unethical at Inception.

If I read all of the posts and articles on this page I get:

“Tesla seems to have been used to provide kickbacks to lithium ion investors in exchange for politics and those investors may, or may not, have known that lithium ion blows up, on its own, way more often than gasoline. When it does blow-up, along with the plastics and metals of the car, the toxic smoke and vapors can lead to a slow death of the occupants and bystanders. The Tesla batteries were not made for cars and when they are made, the workers who make them become very ill or fatally ill. There are plenty of electric cars available, today, from other companies. Tesla was not the first or the last and has led no wave of innovation that was not already in place decades earlier. Tesla staff and bundlers bribed Washington DC officials to get taxpayer money and fake stock market positioning for a billionaire. They deserve no applause. Almost all of the “Tesla fanboy Hype” is Tesla’s own hired bloggers, and investors, run out of Fremont, creating fake buzz by operating as thousands of fake social media accounts.”

Does that about sum it up?

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EACH of those electric Fisker cars, in the photos above, blew up as they sat there when their lithium ion got wet in a storm. Lithium Ion blows up just from getting wet (or overcharged or banged). The cars, in the photos above, were not all brought there, and put together, after they blew up. They just blew up sitting in the parking lot waiting to get delivered to customers. That is a picture of dozens and dozens of VERY expensive cars that were being used as a scam to sell this chemical called “lithium ion” that campaign financiers had a near monopoly on. It was a kickback deal. Due Diligence was done, but ordered to be ignored, in order to shove as much cash out the door, and in their pockets, before they got caught.

Here is another one, below, the owner just ran into the grocery store and BOOM the lithium ion batteries in his $100K+ lithium ion electric super car just blew up, taking the tree and the car next to it out:

Watch As Another Fisker Karma Spontaneously Combusts, The …

Aug 17, 2012 … The Karma above caught fire in a Woodside, CA parking lot while …. attention away from the latest green energy project to blow up in the …

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Second Fisker Karma Burns – Did EV1/Volt Engineer Predict Cause …

Aug 11, 2012 … Fisker Karma Fire, Woodside, CA – Photo Courtesy of Aaron Wood A … If only a few more of these cars explode, you can totally forget about …

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DailyTech – Round Two: Fisker Karma Goes Up in Flames in California

Aug 13, 2012 … Yet another Fisker Karma has gone up in smoke, making this the second … A Fisker Karma driver from Woodside, California parked his hybrid at the ….. is an intercooler coupler blowing off and making a sound like a gunshot.

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TESLA PATENTS, FILED WITH FEDS, SHOW MUSK KNEW CARS WERE UNSAFE!

TESLA knew their car was unsafe and says so in their own patent filings.  This, alone, says Musk was lying. The extreme military tank-type “ballistic shield” measures called for in their patent, below, are shocking proof that they knew how awful lithium ion is the way they use it. In another Tesla patent, Tesla says, in THEIR words filed with the feds: ““Thermal runaway is of major concern since a single incident can lead to significant property damage and, in some circumstances, bodily harm or loss of life. When a battery undergoes thermal runaway, it typically emits a large quantity of smoke, jets of flaming liquid electrolyte, and sufficient heat to lead to the combustion and destruction of materials in close proximity to the cell. If the cell undergoing thermal runaway is surrounded by one or more additional cells as is typical in a battery pack, then a single thermal runaway event can quickly lead to the thermal runaway of multiple cells which, in turn, can lead to much more extensive collateral damage. Regardless of whether a single cell or multiple cells are undergoing this phenomenon, if the initial fire is not extinguished immediately, subsequent fires may be caused that dramatically expand the degree of property damage. For example, the thermal runaway of a battery within an unattended laptop will likely result in not only the destruction of the laptop, but also at least partial destruction of its surroundings, e.g., home, office, car, laboratory, etc. If the laptop is on-board an aircraft, for example within the cargo hold or a luggage compartment, the ensuing smoke and fire may lead to an emergency landing or, under more dire conditions, a crash landing. Similarly, the thermal runaway of one or more batteries within the battery pack of a hybrid or electric vehicle may destroy not only the car, but may lead to a car wreck if the car is being driven or the destruction of its surroundings if the car is parked.”

Plus this other Tesla patent which says you need to, essentially, be in a military tank to drive a Tesla safely. Patent calls for “Ballistic Shielding” to keep drivers & passengers alive !!!!:

http://www.patentlens.net/patentlens/patents.html?patnums=US_8286743#tab_1

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Per SME, lithium ion has blown up in products over 2000 times more often than any other energy storage.

Lead acid batteries, gasoline, hydrogen, nickel metal hydride, and all other product energy storage technologies COMBINED have NOT blown up as much as lithium ion has gone thermal in cars, airplanes, cell phones, computers, data centers, tablets, backup power systems and other systems. People have died in some of these incidents. Planes have crashed. Homes have been set on fire. People have been horribly burned. It is not OK to let lithium ion investors buy the news media and shut down the articles about these dangers.

Hj, WSJ

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Please Send This open letter to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, or Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA):

KBALOGO

Regarding: Your recent Tesla “safety declaration”.

Dear German Federal Motor Transport Authority:

It is quite surprising to hear that your organization has declared the Tesla completely safe without engaging in full due diligence. It makes it appear like someone got bribed. We certainly hope that Deutsche Bank staff’s substantial positions in Tesla held no bearing. We see that Deutsche Bank staff were just indicted for massive securities fraud and we hope that is just a coincidence.

Numerous organizations and experts have provided data showing that the car is not safe. The statistics, historical facts about lithium ion, and actual evidence point to the opposite conclusion. Many websites, including: http://lithium-ion.weebly.com and others provide rather contrary evidence. Tesla’s own patent documents state that the car is not safe. The Chevy Volt was recalled for far less battery issues with lithium ion.

There are over 200 safety concerns that can be provided to you in a documented report. America has not even started their safety investigation and has requested a deep set of technical documents from Tesla. Did your agency request such documents?

The members of the public hereby request publication of the identities of the reviewers, the methods and analysis methods they employed, the read-out of their data and the conclusive, specific data that the research was based upon. Here is a link to a much more overt investigation you might want to review:

http://somo1.com/2013/12/06/tesla-safety-report-vers-1-05-public-wiki-produced-for-nhtsa-and-other-governmental-agencies/

Sincerely,
XXX

Please feel free to send your own version to Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) at:
pressestelle@kba.de

and at this link: http://www.kba.de/cln_031/nn_540136/EN/Service__en/Contact/Contact__node__en.html?__nnn=true

and by hard-copy mail to:
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
Stabsstelle (Office of Interdepartmental functions)
Mr. Thomas Meyer
24932 Flensburg

ki- ggt

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German Tesla “Safety Review” exposed as “Sham”! MORE HERE>>>
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NHTSA Tesla Public Wiki Safety Report is HERE>>>
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On Elusive Tesla battery facts . More HERE>>>
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Is SolarCity’s use of Tesla batteries unsafe for homes and for Solarcity?. More HERE>>>
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Tesla challenged by auto safety research group to pass the safety tests listed HERE>>>
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Did Tesla bankers at Deutsche Bank order German’s to give Tesla a wave-through on safety review that never actually happened? More HERE>>>
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Samsung exploding Lithium ion Galaxy COVER-UP Expose proves Danger of Lithium ion! Lithium ion and Cover-Ups seem to go hand-in-hand. Samsung tries to silence user whose S4 caught fire, it doesn’t go over well

08 December 2013

Oh Samsung, you tried to have a YouTube video pulled after it showed a Galaxy S4 that caught fire while charging but this is about to blow up in your PR and legal teams face after you sent a ‘hush’ document to the user.

Here’s the deal, YouTube user GhostlyRich posted a video on YouTube in early December that showed that his Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire while charging. While the battery did not explode (thankfully) you can clearly see the charging port is burnt. To no surprise, a burnt charging point rendered the device useless and seeing that the Phone is still under warranty, you would think Samsung would simply exchange the device and make good with the consumer to fix the issue.

Wrong. What Samsung has done, foolishly, is sent the user a document saying that they will exchange his defective device only after he pulls his initial video from YouTube. If Samsung was unaware of how the Internet works, it’s about to find out that trying to quiet the user will result in a black eye for the company.

Yes, we can understand why a company would want keep this type of incident quiet but anyone who has a basic understanding of the Internet will tell you that once it’s posted to the web, there is no way to delete it. Sure, removing the video might keep it a bit quieter, but that would likely only raise more suspicion in the long run with the followers of that YouTube channel.

Samsung has goofed up big time as the original YouTube video, at the time of this posting, had 45,000 views and the video showing the Samsung demand letter, well, it has over 277,000 views.

The video discussing the letter and the incident is posted above and is worth a watch. It goes to show what Samsung will do anything to keep its S4 issues off the radar but in this case, it has completely backfired. Not to mention that having to sign a contract to execute a warranty is borderline unethical for the circumstances of this incident.

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Germany Clears Tesla Of Fire Probe…????? Was it a real probe?
Tue Dec 3, 2013
(Business Insider) The German Federal Motor Transport Authority, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) has concluded an investigation into three recent Tesla Model S fires and found “no manufacturer-related defects,” Tesla said today.

In a press release, Tesla said it provided the KBA with relevant data on the accidents, and received a letter saying “no further measures under the German Product Safety Act [Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG)] are deemed necessary.”

In November, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the three fires. Tesla said it has “requested” the process, but NHTSA Administrator told a House panel that was untrue, according to The Detroit News.

That investigation is ongoing, but at least the Germans have been placated.

If you woke up this morning and read this, as I did, upon seeing TSLA up 6% before the open and my puts reversing lower on this “news”, you could be forgiven if your first impression was, “when the hell did Germany open an investigation?”

You see, I remember being told about the investigation being conducted by the NHTSA, the US based auto safety agency. I remember they opened an investigation following three fires, two of which occurred in the US, and the remaining one in Mexico. Barely a few weeks ago…

But it’s funny, as I don’t recall there ever being an announcement of a German investigation. It must have got lost under the Blankenship resignation announcement.

In fact, swinging over to Tesla’s Investor Press Releases – it’s astounding – but it seems completely devoid of any bad news at all. Not even a mention of the US based investigation, much less a German one, or a peep about the VP of sales leaving the company.

Meanwhile, in the real world, real men and women are throwing their money into this company, shaking off oversold conditions on a hard bounce. And class action lawsuits are raining from the sky. I’ve mostly been thinking those lawsuits were warrantless before now, but if this is how Tesla handles communications, I’m not so sure.

This isn’t a game, people.

Mr. Cain Thaler
Stock advice in actual English.

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If GM had to do a recall for a potential thing, why didn’t Tesla have to do one for an actual thing? (Hint: Bribes)

“GM to Call Back 8,000 Chevrolet Volt to Strengthen Battery Pack

Michael Graham Richard
Transportation / Cars @ Treehugger

The saga continues! After some Chevy Volt battery fire issues during testing and GM offering Volt owners to buy back their cars or loan them replacements, we learn that that GM has decided to not take any chances; it is supposedly about to announce a call back of 8,000 Volt electric cars.

The Associated Press only writes: “A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will ask Volt owners to bring their electric cars into dealers to strengthen the structure around the batteries.” We should have more details later today, but if you own a Volt, expect to be contacted by your dealer and to have to bring them you car for some strengthening of the structure protecting the battery pack.”
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See image below. Even though Chevy Volt batteries are contained deep within the body and chassis of the car, GM still had to do a recall to cover the lithium ion batteries up in even more steel. Tesla lithium ion batteries are fully exposed at the edges and bottom of the car. It should not be possible for NHTSA to NOT require a recall unless someone is paying someone off. Is Musk “Convinced there will be no recall” because Rahm told him so?

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The Tesla Battery pack has TONS more impact points than a Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf or other car. It has less shielding density per Lithium Ion Square inches than any car. The batteries are very close to the edge and exterior of the car without protection equal to the known, and calculated, destruction potential. That is why Tesla’s blow up more often:

IMPACTThe Tesla battery box wall is a mere breath away from a deadly road surface moving with tremendous force and the lower edge of the car where an impact is most likely to occur. Thousands of pounds of shock force will instantly do things to those batteries that will be: Awesome in a frightening and fire-explosion kinda way.

KF & GG

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Investigators would like to hear from you if you have information or tips:

Safety Investigations:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/Contact

With a copy to:

public.affairs@dot.gov

http://www.autosafety.org/fileacomplaint

Criminal Investigations:

https://tips.fbi.gov/

with a copy to:

askdoj@usdoj.gov

antitrust.complaints@usdoj.gov

https://wb-gop-oversight.house.gov/

Chairman Barbara Boxer
Senate Select Committee on Ethics
220 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Fax:  (202) 224-7416

Please send them any helpful tips or just a kind note of encouragement!
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Incriminating New Evidence!

Corporate testing videos have now been uncovered showing mice in a glass box exposed to a single burning Tesla Lithium ion cell and then exposed to a single burning Tesla Lithium 2 inch ion battery with a section of Tesla car body plastic and metal burning. After the horrid results, the mouse bodies were tested for toxins. Needless to say, none of the results were good. U.S. Government MSDS documents reveal the toxic vapor danger from these batteries was fully documented outside of DOE, yet never discussed by staff. Federal MSDS documents, from multiple federal agencies, specifically state that the Tesla lithium ion batteries are deadly toxic when burning.

DF-  NYP

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Tesla fires Can’t be ignored no matter what the CEO says

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/tesla-fires-cant-be-ignored-no-matter-what-teslas-ceo-claims-112013.html

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Tesla Batteries Act Like Solid “rocket fuel” when they ignite!

As of 11/6/2013 Tesla had said there were only 3 fires, yet social media shows there were many more fires. Those other fires have been documented in photos and videos and Elon Musk has said he has tracking chips on all of the cars so Tesla had to have known about all of the other fires. The reality of the documentation and the statements from Tesla seem to clearly show a cover-up. Lithium ion in a metal box burns like solid rocket fuel when it gets going in a fire. Musk would have known this since he started SPACE X: A rocket company! (Which keeps having technical failures)

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Additional Tesla Fire News Expose Links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/automobiles/stalled-on-the-ev-highway.html?pagewanted=1

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2013/05/29/tesla-just-another-taxpayer-boondoggle/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-03/how-many-cars-must-tesla-sell-interactive-calculator-has-scary-answer

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-29/greenback-revolution-why-tesla-just-distraction

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-28/great-tesla-rotation-institutions-retail-bag-holders

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/nov/25/tesla-fire-inquiry-focus-battery-20131125/?business-national

http://cornellsun.com/blog/2013/11/26/fires-problems-persist-for-tesla/

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Bad Engineering

It was an idiotic move to use thousands of lithium ion consumer flashlight-type batteries, that were never made to be used in a car, to create an entire bed of toxic explosive material and put it just a hair breadth away from a surface that can puncture, explode and inflame it. That surface, the road, is trying to puncture, bump, and destroy the undercarriage, of every car, every inch of every mile of every road across the country. Also, the batteries are so close to almost all of the outside edges of the car, that puncture damage in a crash is certain. They decided to CHEAP OUT with the flashlight batteries yet they charge buyers insane amounts of money for a car with a growing list of technical failures. What were these people thinking?

HD- SME engineer

Update: See Fluoride controversy (below) for explanation about why someone would do this:
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SEEKING-ALPHA

Understanding Tesla’s Life Threatening Battery Decisions

SEEKING ALPHA- John Peterson
Nov 22 2013

In the last couple of months, electric cars from Tesla Motors (TSLA) have had three collision-related battery fires that were widely covered by the media. Last week, the NHTSA decided to conduct a formal investigation of these incidents. While Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk immediately went on the offensive arguing that Tesla’s BEVs have a lower fire risk than gasoline powered cars, the question an increasing number of investors are asking is “Why has Tesla had three battery fires in a fleet of 17,000 BEVs while Nissan hasn’t had any fires in its fleet of over 90,000 BEVs?” The answer is simple. Tesla’s battery decisions significantly increased battery risks for both the customer and the company. MORE…
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Musk Claim of Fewer Tesla Fires Questioned in MIT Report
Bloomberg

By Angela Greiling Keane & Jeff Green

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) cars have caught fire caused by collisions more often than gasoline-powered vehicles, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology report rebutting assertions by Elon Musk, the electric-car maker’s chief executive officer.

Because only 4 percent of vehicle fires are caused by collisions, Tesla’s Model S sedan, with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, is statistically more likely to catch fire than are cars with gasoline tanks, wrote Kevin Bullis, senior editor for energy for MIT Technology Review.

Update: http://muckrack.com/link/tdT2/musk-claim-of-fewer-tesla-fires-questioned-in-mit-report

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Disco Inferno- Burn Baby Burn

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ELON MUSK CANCELS HIS CROSS COUNTRY DRIVE IN A TESLA FOR FEAR OF HIS LIFE AND THE SAFETY OF HIS KIDS

Didn’t Elon say he was just about to make a cross country drive in a Tesla?

Elon Musk to Drive a Tesla Across the U.S. — But the …

Elon Musk is planning to drive from Los Angeles to New York using only a Model S and Tesla Superchargers. But he’ll have to wait until the end of the year before the automaker’s quick charging network is actually built out. According to Musk, the trip will take six days and cover 3,200 miles

wired.com/autopia/2013/09/musk-cross-country/

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NOW look at what is blowing up!!!. THIS JUST HAPPENED IN the middle of all this too!!!!: Massive numbers of OTHER Lithium Ion devices blowing up.

iPad Air explodes, erupting with smoke and flames in retail …

The appeal of Apple’s sleek and slender new iPad Air is significantly diminished when it explodes and pours out flames along with so much smoke that the fire department has to be called in to extinguish the blaze.

news.yahoo.com/ipad-air-explodes-erupting-smoke-flames…

iPad Air EXPLODES leading to mobile phone shop evacuation …

Shop is evacuated and fire brigade are called after brand new iPad Air EXPLODES and fills mobile phone store with smoke . Sparks and smoke flew from device released on November 1

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2492189/iPad-Air-EXPLODES-…

iPad Air EXPLODES INTO FIREBALL as terrified fanbois flee …

iPad Air EXPLODES INTO FIREBALL as terrified fanbois flee Apple Store Charred fondleslab removed by Apple minion for testing

theregister.co.uk/2013/11/08/ipad_air_explodes_into_fireb…

iPad Air explodes at retail store in Australia

An Apple iPad Air reportedly exploded at a Vodafone retail store in Canberra, Australia, prompting the need to call the fire department to put out the flames and smoke.

vr-zone.com/articles/ipad-air-explodes-retail-store…

iPad Air explodes in Vodafone store | CellularChief

A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was evacuated and firefighters were called in after the explosion of an Apple iPad Air inside the store resulted in the release of smoke that filled the retail establishment.

cellularchief.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/ipad-air-explodes-in-vondafo…

iPad air explodes in Australia, fire department had to be …

iPad air explodes in Australia, fire department had to be called in to contain the smoke Posted by Stefan Constantinescu on Nov 08, 2013 | No Comments »

iphonehacks.com/2013/11/ipad-air-explodes-australia-fir…

What kind of battery did they put in the Apple ipad AIR?
LITHIUM!!!!!!!!

Randy Oates- DC
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TESLA MATH:

If one IPAD can take out a whole store and a Tesla has the equivalent of thousands of IPAD batteries in each car, how many homes in your neighborhood can a Tesla take out?

I want my neighbor to keep his Tesla at the office. Musk has made a big point out of saying, in recent interviews, that the new fires were not “spontaneous” thereby admitting he knows that Lithium Ion CAN go off spontaneously like it did in the Boeing planes and with many other electronics in the last 10 years.

GH- Boston G

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EXPOSE: Here is a video made by Tesla’s own employees about their product:

You can also see it at:

http://tinypic.com/r/7295hs/6

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WATCH THIS VIDEO OF A TESLA BURNING AND BLOWING UP BECAUSE OF BATTERY UNHAPPINESS.

http://m.digitaltrends.com/cars/second-tesla-model-s-catches-fire-critical-crash-mexico/

“Is the beginning of an onslaught of fiery Tesla Model S wrecks?

A second Tesla Model S reportedly caught fire last week after crashing through a concrete wall in Mexico.

TCRASH

According to Mexican paper Progreso Hoy (by way of Business Insider), a Model S owner was speeding when he lost control of the car and went through a concrete wall and then into a large tree.

You can see the resulting fire in the video below.

The man was apparently not seriously injuries and walked away from the incident.

Here is an official recount from Tesla:

“We were able to contact the driver quickly and are pleased that he is safe. This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury. He is appreciative of the safety and performance of the car and has asked if we can expedite delivery of his next Model S. The first reported Model S fire occurred earlier this month when a Washington State driver struck an object in the road, which caused a fire in the front portion of the car, beneath the carpeted trunk area. It appears the Mexican Model S fire also began in the forward section of the car.” ”

Manu Fs. – Obsido

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The Lithium ion profiteering scam. Dump, grab the money and run.

FISKER lithium Ion batteries burst into flames at the drop of a hat. This is now well-known. Telsa and Fisker funding with tax dollars was more about funding battery company deals for their investors than anything else. Lithium Ion Batteries blow up in Boeing’s, Tesla’s and they just blow up. That is why TSA does not allow liquid on airplanes. That is why AT&T eliminated Lithium Ion in its server racks. EVERYBODY knows that lithium ion blows up and releases deadly chemicals, why is this cover-up still going on?   Oh, I See: Profits and kickbacks!

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Everyone was warned about this. Over 100 published reports from major universities and federally funded studies have now been sourced and posted showing that this had been guaranteed to happen by some of the top scientists in the world prior to Tesla receiving DOE money. Who owns all these battery companies? Watch for the WESTON REPORT from a major Huffington Post Journalist which links every investor in TESLA to all of their political connections and influences. Invest in Tesla and you will get tracked by numerous investigative reporters.

Dan

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THERE HAVE BEEN A VAST NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL LITHIUM ION FIRES. SEE THESE LINKS.

See these other articles and third party studies:

THESE ARE NOT THE ONLY FIRES, LOOK AT THESE LINKS:

MORE TESLA FIRES

http://lithium-ion.weebly.com

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Lithium ion blowing up even more than usual?

Does anyone know how electromagnetic energy affects this Lithium Ion chemical? Since we now see that IPADs and other phones are blowing up, I wonder if EMF shifts set it off? In which case, sticking it the biggest electronic appliance might not be a good idea.

Semmer-

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Tesla Failures push Auto Industry to Fuel Cell Cars

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/11/10/tesla-motors-stubbornly-fights-the-future-of-green/

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/11/22/motor-money-testy-times-for-tesla-and-fuel-cells-a.aspx

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Boeing Lithium Ion Batteries Blew Up for No GOOD Reason too:

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Class action law firms have begun research to determine the potential for Tesla fire-related cases.

A number of specialized law firms, who only produce class actions for consumer groups, have contracted exploratory research to look at the viability for class actions on behalf of Consumers who were near Tesla Fires, Employees who were near Tesla Fires, Tesla Factory employees, First Responders who were near Tesla fires, and related matters.

T- Law 360

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Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems

By Jerry Hirsch- LA Times

November 7, 2013

By Jerry HirschNovember 7, 2013, 8:39 a.m.

Tesla Motors shares continued to fall Thursday as the automaker confirmed a third fire in one of its high-end electric cars and a major auto reviewer pointed out problems with its Model S luxury hatchback.

The 9%, or $13.40, decline in mid-morning trading to $137.76 followed a 15% plunge in the shares Wednesday after the automaker said limited supplies of batteries were hampering sales and that it was spending heavily on research and development to design new models. Tesla shares have been on a run for most of the year, rising about 400% before this reversal.

Car shopping website Edmunds.com said its 2013 Model S was “making an ominous noise under acceleration and deceleration. It originates from the rear of the car and seems to be getting worse.”

It is a complaint that’s also starting to show up on Tesla’s owners forum, an online discussion group hosted by the automaker for drivers of its cars.

“Mine had that and it got bad at 70 mph,” said one owner, posting under the “mortgagebruce” moniker.

He said Tesla had to replace the drive unit twice to fix the problem.

Tesla also replaced the drive unit on the Edmunds car, but declined to tell the company what caused the problem. It also replaced the driver door mechanism because of another problem. The car has just less than 11,000 miles on the road.

“We’re not sure what to think about the fact that both of these repairs were completed with just one overnight stay,” said Mike Schmidt, Edmunds’ vehicle testing manager. “Maybe the dealer is really on the ball. Maybe the supply chain is short. Or maybe the parts are readily available because they’ve seen these before.”

LITHIUM_ION_EXPLODE2Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis Shean said she was not familiar with the Edmunds complaint.

Meanwhile, another Model S electric car caught fire Wednesday near Smyrna, Tenn., following a crash. This was the third Model S to have caught fire in the last five weeks. One burned near Seattle and another in Mexico. Both cars were in crashes and the fires injured no one.

Normally, car fires are not significant events that influence investors. There are about 150,000 annually, according to the National Fire Protection Assn. However, safety officials have been tracking fires in electric cars, as well as computers and other equipment, out of concern that the lithium-ion battery systems might be fire-prone.

Earlier this year, federal regulators grounded Boeing 787 planes for four months after batteries on two planes overheated, with one catching on fire. Boeing later ordered modifications to the jets to increase ventilation and insulation near the batteries, but the company and investigators never determined the root cause of the overheating.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed the Tesla fire in Seattle and concluded it was caused by the accident rather than a vehicle defect.

Tesla said it contacted the driver of the car in Tennessee and noted he was not injured and “believes the car saved his life. Our team is on its way to Tennessee to learn more about what happened in the accident.”

“The problem is that we have three fires in six weeks,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, the car information company. “For a company with a stock price based as much or more on image than financials, those recurring headlines are highly damaging.”

The Palo Alto automaker said Tuesday it posted a loss of $38.5 million, or 32 cents per share, in the third quarter. That compares to a loss of $110.8 million, or $1.05 per share, in the same period a year earlier.  Now that it is delivering cars, revenue grew to $431 million from just $50.1 million a year earlier.

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Science Question

With all of these lithium ion cars, IPADs and phones just blowing up and going off more and more, does the increased prevalence of WIFI, broadcast signals and atmospheric radiation and other ion drivers make Lithium Ion increasingly more likely to go off?

DDF
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Plus these articles:

Tesla Driver “Douche Bag” Controversy. Are Tesla drivers inherently unsafe?

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Tesla Driver “Douche Bag” Controversy. Are Tesla drivers inherently unsafe?

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Tesla driver blames fatal crash on new-car smell – Fossils …

A Santa Cruz resident has blamed the new-car smell of his Tesla Motors Model S for an accident that claimed the life of a bicyclist, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.
blog.sfgate.com/energy/2014/02/07/tesla-driver-blames-f…

HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE AN OFFICIAL TESLA DOUCHE BAG?

Are you concerned that, you too, might be an arrogant, self-obsessed, unaware, elitist, rich, prostitute-hiring, silicon valley-like, Drunk-Driving, hipster, yuppie, anal-sex-wanting, superficial, smug prick? Don’t worry, this will help you become aware:
DOUCHEAccording to Urbandictionary.com, a Douche-Bag is, well, here is the definition:

“Date: circa 1963; slang : 1 The term “douchebag” generally refers to a male with a certain combination of obnoxious characteristics related to attitude, social ineptitude, public behavior, or outward presentation. Though the common douchebag thinks he is accepted by the people around him, most of his peers dislike him. He has an inflated sense of self-worth, compounded by a lack of social grace and self-awareness. He behaves inappropriately in public, yet is completely ignorant to how pathetic he appears to others. He often talks about how cool, successful, and popular he is, yet never catches on to the fact that he comes across as a total loser. Nevertheless, he firmly believes that he is the smartest, most desirable, and most charming person in the room… and will try to bad-rep anyone who would threaten to expose this facade. He fancies himself a ladies’ man, yet tends to be a joke to all but the most naive of women. He tries to portray himself as part of the in-crowd (a fashionista, an upwardly mobile professional, the life of the party, etc.) but only succeeds in his own mind. To everyone else, he is an annoying and arrogant phony who comes across as a wannabe overcompensating for his insecurities. He tries to appear like the center of whatever group will tolerate him, but in reality, he is just a tag-along who mooches drinks, women, contacts, social standing, and other benefits from the group… while contributing nothing. A-list ego; D-list status. Other Forms: Douche, DoucheyMeat heads are douche bags. Dude, stop being a douche bag. Dude, stop being a douche. Dude, that was a douchey move.”

You know them when you see them. You probably know a couple of them personally. But what makes these creatures turn out like this? Is it a learned behavior or is it a uniqueness in their genes? Did they get bitten by a drunk, coked out, outcast spider that changed their DNA? Here is our compilation of the Top 10 Signs Of A DoucheBag Dude…

1. Pink Knit Shirt With “Popped” Collar

First of all, lets just say one word: Pink. When coming out of the mouth of a woman, referring to something soft and cuddly, or when talking about a little girls room, it makes sense and even makes you feel good inside. When referring to the color of a shirt on a so-called “grown man” who is laying face down in a blacked out stupor, not so much. It screams desperation and loneliness. Next, lets talk about the “popped” collar phenomenon. Let’s just say that if you need to project how you are “cool” by doing this, it once again shows how desperate you are for attention. Or to quote Jacek Bukowski…”Even stupid things should be done wisely”.

2. You Wear Your Sunglasses At Night

It can be said with a fair sense of certainty, that you are truly in the presence of douche-baggery if you notice, suddenly, that you cannot see the eyes of the person you are talking to. This is especially true if it is dark outside, and, even worse, it has been dark outside for hours. Sunglasses are, hence the name, meant for the sun. They are not meant to be anywhere near your body if that sunset happened more than two hours ago. And just a question…who has needed sunglasses inside a dimly-lit bar…ever?.

3. You Talk To Your Guy Friends More Than Your Girlfriend

Assuming that somehow this douche-bag met a girl who is probably just as douchey as them, you know for sure they are a douche if they spend more time “with the guys” than they do with their “girlfriend”. A true sign of a real man is showing passion, compassion, and love for the woman in your life…a selfless devotion to making her happy and feeling good (which makes a decent man feel good as well). A true sign of douchey-ness is to adhere to the strictly made-up and fictitious “Bro-Code”, which just means you will never have a real relationship with a female as long as you live (or at least as long as you stick to “the code”).

4. You Talk Down About Women and Hit On Any That You Meet

Let’s just get to brass tacks here gentlemen…don’t be an asshole. It does not mean that you are cool, show higher status, are hard to get, are a ladies man, are successful, are good at “playing the game”, or are even attractive, to talk down to a woman or try to get in their pants. The only women that will fall for that are ones that have low self-esteem like yourself, and hopefully, not even will they fall for it then. The rest of the world could use one less douche-bag larvae.

5. He Has Posters Of The Movie Scarface Everywhere And Pretends He Is Tony Montana

Look, every guy likes to dream of being in a mansion, in a giant bubble-bath, relaxing with stacks of hundred dollar bills around. The douchey-ness comes in when, due to your lack of actual real-life success, astoundingly overinflated ego, and tremendously poor life management skills, you actually live in a cramped studio, your parent’s house, or with your sister. Not only that, but you have no money saved and work a dead-end job and have no prospects on the horizon. Having no money and no accumulated wealth is not the bad part. Having the lack of those things AND having the attitude that you somehow deserve it and act like you already have it when you don’t…that’s kinda douchey bro.

6. Anything or Anyone Not Like Him Is Either “Gay” or a “Fag”

If you don’t understand something, learn how to do it. If you see someone who is different than you, they might have something to offer you…like wisdom. In fact, if you see someone different than you, douche-bag, they probably have A LOT to offer you in the ways of being a better person. Its easy to blow off and run away from, things that are hard to learn, like sending e-mail, finishing things you start, or counting past the 150lb mark on the weight machine at the gym…but it doesn’t mean it is gay. And just like the person who chooses to dress sensibly and not like a megalomaniac-pretend rock star, it does not make them a fag.

7. Wearing Flat Brimmed Baseball Hats With The Sticker/Tag Still On It

Baseball hats are baseball hats and they have been around for a long time. They have been a normal fashion staple for many men for years, and they look decent on a lot of guys out there. But, somehow, the douche-bags have found a way to infect this piece of clothing and mutate it into their douchey look. They make sure that they flatten the brim out, even going so far as to iron it flat, turning it into a pseudo shade maker that doesn’t even make shade. They leave the sticker on either the bottom or the top of the brim, showing that it is “new”. They wear it low over there eyes, almost on their eyebrows, either facing front, turned backwards, or ridiculously sideways.

8. You Flash Hand Signs In Every Photo You Are In

If you are in a gang, have had to sell drugs to make a living, or have spent time in “the slammer”, then maybe…just maybe, you can flash hand signs in your photos…but even then its pretty ridiculous looking. If you are a pink shirt-wearing, night shades, and too-much-fake-bling type of guy, then you definitely have no business or, shall I say right, to flash your hands in any way whatsoever. Keep them to yourself bro-ski.

9. You Are Currently Obsessed With A Sports Team

If you are over the age of 15 and you still own and wear sports jerseys as normal attire, and you are currently not a member of a pro sports team, you have a problem. Just the same as people who dress like Spock or Darth Vader at Comic Conventions, you too bro, have a sickness that is equal in magnitude. Men really could care less what happens between the two teams in any sport. Its for the fun of it and the entertainment. When you have to meet the “boys” at the sports bar for every game and get enraged when your team loses, there is a problem. Seek help. Seek it now, bro.

10. You Really Identify With The Cast Of Jersey Shore

It has basically become the social guidebook of this generation, and unfortunately, it is creating a new breed of douchey-ness. If you find yourself using terms like DTF, GTL, or T-Shirt Time…its time to seriously take a look in the mirror and self-evaluate where your life is heading. Seriously, Bro.
Author: Zack Fiske

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THE MAIN WAY TO TELL IF YOU ARE A DOUCHE BAG?: YOU DRIVE A TESLA!
TESDOUCHE Note to followers:
Elon, King of the Douche Bags and Grand Master of Pretension, III, Esq. will be available for foot kissing and NY Times Reporter beatings in Fremont, California on Sundays.

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AngelHack CEO’s Attack On Homeless May Be Biggest Social Media Blunder Of 2013

The Huffington Post  |  By Lydia O’Connor

In a move that does San Francisco’s tech community no favors, another successful startup CEO has taken to the Internet to air his grievances with the city’s flaws, this time with a tone-deaf attack on its homeless population.

Greg Gopman, CEO of hackathon organizer AngelHack, posted a controversial Facebook post Tuesday night that has since been removed.

“Just got back to SF. I’ve traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco,” he reportedly wrote.” Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue. Each time I pass it my love affair with SF dies a little.”

Gopman went on to criticize the behavior of such “degenerates.”

“The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests,” he continued. “In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the center of the city… It a disgrace… You can preach compassion, equality, and be the biggest lover in the world, but there is an area of town for degenerates and an area of town for the working class.”

That love affair might be a little one-sided. San Franciscans quickly called Gopman out on his comments.

I can think of one way Angelhack CEO Greg Gopman could help solve SF’s “human trash” problem. Move. (Not to Seattle.) http://t.co/z01JNunLAc

— Matt May (@mattmay) December 11, 2013

I will never participate in another @Angelhack event. @Gopmania, this is absolutely vile. https://t.co/MDW8iEgYJY

— Chris (@christophernies) December 11, 2013

The following day, Gopman issued an apology on Facebook.

Last night, I made inappropriate comments about San Francisco and its less fortunate citizens on Market st. I’m really sorry for my comments. I trivialized the plight of those struggling to get by and I shouldn’t have. I hope this thread can help start an open discussion on what changes we can make to fix these serious problems. Again, I am deeply sorry.

The apology went over about as smoothly as expected.

I know he apologized, but @AngelHack CEO’s comments are a perfect microcosm for SF’s new rich and its view on income inequaility #shameful

— Michael Endler (@InfoMEndler) December 11, 2013

@Neuro_Skeptic @AngelHack I know. “Start a conversation” is just another trendy meme for “Jesus, I messed up by saying that in public.”

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) December 11, 2013

In another social media blunder out of AngelHack, an automated Twitter account programmed to tweet out everything mentioned about the company has been flooded with similarly disparaging tweets. The account was made private Wednesday afternoon.

Gopman must not have been paying attention to the fury unleashed on Celery founder Peter Shih, whose “10 Thing I Hate About You: San Francisco Edition” blog in August led to a citywide demand for his departure.
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The Tesla Nod: A subtle way to acknowledge Fellow Tools.

Time Magazine- Technology Section, Nov. 6, 2013 By Jessica Roy

The Tesla Nod: A subtle way to acknowledge Fellow Tools.
“Sir, I too am a person with too much money”

“Are you a rich Silicon Valley brogrammer who enjoys bonding with other rich Silicon Valley brogrammers over similarities such as “owning an obscenely expensive car?” Do you love driving an environmentally friendly vehicle but think hybrids are for poors? Purchase a Roadster or a Model S and you can become part of the elite club of Tesla owners who nod at each other in public as a way of acknowledging their mutual lack of self-awareness.”

“Be a tool. Drive a Tesla today. Live life on Fire” ™

Eddit T-

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TESLA DRIVERS FOUND TO LOVE DRUGS AND KINKY SEX RESEARCH SAYS

Nino Marchetti at Earth Techling finds, via deep scientific research:

“Tesla drivers, by contrast, tended to have business and finance as their dominant categories of interest. They also tended to like whiskey and breweries for drink and, strangely enough, had abnormally high levels of interest in cannabis, erotic dance, strip clubs and Lululemon.” Click on study image, below, to ENLARGE:

tesla-info-graphic_2400wSpeaking of enlarging, the studies also showed that Tesla owners buy a shockingly large amount of penis enlargement products. It was also discovered that owners of Tesla’s hire more prostitutes and escorts than any other geo-social group in the world. These WHITE, ARROGANT, RICH, FRAT BOY, EGOTISTICAL, DRUG SCARFING, DRUNK, SPEEDING, DEMOCRAT, PROSTITUTE HIRING SEX KINKSTERS are quite a fun group!

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Tesla driver charged with using his Tesla for MANSLAUGHTER. Two Dead!
Drunks & Psycho’s really do seem to
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http://www.lagunabeachindy.com/2013/11/22/tesla-driver-charged-canyon-crash/

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The Stanford and Yale Breeding Charts:

“Do you notice anything about the pictures? Sororities and Fraternities uses these charts to decide who gets into their “Greek System”. They are all the exact same facial structures. They all align to the the Aryan Nazi face “Germanic golden ratio” chart that the Gestapo created to decide who went to the concentration camp or not. You may be a tool of the media. If you are “ Silicon Valley Attractive” you often go for people (without looking for depth) who always use you and dump you as they search for other attraction (called “dating Strange”)  without depth.  Science says that women with “model attractive” “golden-ratio” aquiline facial features will usually fail in love unless they pick the least “model attractive” man with non-aquiline facial features that they can find because two model attractive people generally do not develop the depth or intent beyond appearance and only see the lack of the depth after the superficial comfort has worn off. Do you think the pictures above are all: A.) Hotties and Hunks OR, B.) Bimbo’s who want to ride in Tesla’s and Dicks who want to drive Teslas?. “

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Tesla investor/campaign donors paid back with free luxury jet fuel, NASA contracts, patent laws, etc…

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Tesla investor/campaign donors paid back with free luxury jet fuel, NASA contracts, patent laws, etc…


Many articles are now reporting on a story that LA Times broke re: a
secret holding company of Tesla’s investors, known as “H211“, which received millions and millions of dollars of free taxpayer-paid jet fuel for billionaires jets using NASA jet fields. NASA staff were ordered to say that the free fuel was a “clerical error on some accounting forms” but nobody in the media is buying it! It clearly was not. Google executives are key silent partners in Tesla. Those same investors, including Elon Musk, got NASA partially shut down and then awarded the shut down needs as private contracts to Tesla’s investors. All parties involved were massive campaign, PAC and election expenses check-writers and have received hundreds of “unjust reward items”, to date, as kick-backs.

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Google Executives Globetrotting on Taxpayers’ Dime | NBC Bay Area

Sep 25, 2013 … Deal between NASA, Google allowed executives to buy … Nearly $8 million worth of jet fuel that sold for as little as $1.68 a gallon was put into … away from the hangar where H211′s airplanes are stored at Moffett Field. … “This may have been the greatest sweetheart deal in t

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GOOGLE PUTS HITS ON POLITICAL ADVERSARIES OF LITHIUM VC’S OR ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC THEY DON’T LIKE:

See Video Below:

Google executives have key stock holdings in Tesla. Google sets their search engine so it emphasizes Tesla-positive stories and minimizes Tesla-negative stories, ie: Censoring, information manipulation and stock perception rigging.

There are now some class-action consumer & investor lawsuits forming around that. There is one stock swindle C-A already underway but more coming.

The fact that the poor girl, in the video above, is concerned that Google might have her killed, speaks volumes for the dark side of Google. Rick Santorum’s team claim to have hard evidence of Google rigging it’s search engine to put a hit on him.

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Update: Microsoft now having Google killed:

Hate Google? Microsoft has some ‘Scroogled‘ goodies for …

Microsoft has expanded its anti-Google Scroogled campaign with the launch of a special section on its online store offering various gift ideas for haters of the Web giant.

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Don’t Get Scroogled! Scroogled

See how you get Scroogled . Mail Think Google respects your privacy? Think again. Google goes through every Gmail that’s sent or received, looking for keywords so they can target Gmail users with paid ads. … © 2013 Microsoft. verb. Word Origin:

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Microsoft Now Selling Google-Bashing Merchandise | Digital …

Microsoft Now Selling Google-Bashing Merchandise, Just in Time for the Holidays ‘Keep Calm While We Steal Your Data,’ Says ‘ScroogledCampaign

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Journalist Who Exposes U.N. Corruption Disappears From Google

Feb 18, 2008 … NEW YORK – How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and Internet giant Google? If you’re journalist Matthew Lee, …

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Google‘s tax avoidance highlights political corruption– The Inquirer

Dec 14, 2012 … Eric Schmidt’s excuse isn’t good enough,Controversy ,Google.

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Is Google corrupt? Search me | Search engines – InfoWorld

Feb 14, 2011 … Google was thoroughly conned by SEO experts hired by JCPenney. Can we trust its search result rankings at all?

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More Google corruption. | First Friday Collective

Feb 19, 2008 … Google has an image problem, but it is completely earned. While amassing hundreds of billions of dollars in net worth, they push a left-wing …

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HIGH CRIMES AND CORRUPTION AT GOOGLE – YouTube

Jun 25, 2012 … In this upload I read from another article by Steve Watson from http://www.prisonplanet. com. The focus of my attention is google‘s illegal wiretapping, …

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Google Corruption Goes Vertical – Public Intelligence Blog

Aug 9, 2013 … “Google is building a new version of the search engine that made it great. This time, however, it is a search engine exclusive to the garden of …

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Patent Offers Clues on How Google Controls the News | The Nation

Feb 22, 2013 … Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s … Law, politics, new media and beats, rhymes and life.

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Criticism of Google – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The ad campaign was developed by leading political campaign strategist ….. to consumers about how they use Google products or control the ads they see, …

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The apocalyptics: how environmental politics controls what we know …

This comprehensive study examines the truth about carcinogens and life- threatening substances in the environment and reveals the political manipulation of …

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Who will stop Google? – Salon.com

Jun 25, 2013 … Google tried and failed to claim proprietary control of digital versions of … In a couple of years we’ll think of the progressive politicians, circa …

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Who’s more evil – Facebook or Google? | Holly Baxter | Comment is

Oct 25, 2013 … Holly Baxter: Is it worse to allow beheading images, collect email data or ignore abuse? Pick your playmates carefully in the internet …

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Is Google Really Evil? Or Just Smart? – Forbes

Oct 28, 2013 … (Photo Credit: Michael Dorausch) Conference keynote speeches aren’t usually very controversial, and internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis …

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What IsEvil‘ to Google? – Ian Bogost – The Atlantic

Oct 15, 2013 … Speculations on the company’s contribution to moral philosophy.

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Don’t be evil – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Don’t be evilis the informal corporate motto (or slogan) of Google. It was first suggested either by Google employee Paul Buchheit at a meeting about corporate …

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Google World Domination

Most people I tell this two think I’m crazy and this will never happen saying that Google is the best company ever and they will never turn evil. I tend to disagree.

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Google Is Evil | Wired Business | Wired.com

Jun 12, 2012 … It’s bad enough when you run a search company in an increasingly social world. It’s worse when anti-trust regulators say you have unfairly and …

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Google: Doing Evil with ALEC | Norman Solomon – Huffington Post

Oct 10, 2013 … Quietly, Google has joined ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council – – the shadowy corporate alliance that pushes odious laws …

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Why Google Is Evil | Ira Israel – Huffington Post

Aug 7, 2013 … Google had a wonderful search engine but unfortunately has become some sort of perverse game that we are all forced to play. And while the …

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Mob Power Plays: The Mob Attempts Control of Congress, Casinos …

Real life mob buster, FBI Agent Bill Roemer, continues his extraordinary saga of Mafia power wars, political corruption, and bloody betrayals begun in his …

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google and internet control in china – PURL Information Page – U.S. …

Mar 24, 2010 … GOOGLE AND INTERNET CONTROL IN CHINA: A NEXUS … Printed for the use of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

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Google Inc. gets closer to U.S. Congress with new Washington D.C. …

Jul 17, 2013 … Google Inc. gets closer to U.S. Congress with new Washington D.C. lease near Capitol Hill.

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Google‘s tax avoidance highlights political corruption– The Inquirer

Dec 14, 2012 … Eric Schmidt’s excuse isn’t good enough,Controversy ,Google.

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Inside Eric Schmidt’s Lavish Sex Palace — Daily Intelligencer

Schmidt reportedly brings ladies back to this $15 million pad.

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Here’s Google’s Eric Schmidt’s Sex Pad | The Blemish

Jul 25, 2013 … Wendy Schmidt has somewhat accepted an open marriage with Google exec Eric Schmidt and he’s taken full advantage of that fact with a $15 …

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The Many Women of Eric Schmidt’s Instagram – Valleywag – Gawker

Jul 25, 2013 … If there’s one thing you should know about Google’s Director of Open Marriage Engineering, Eric Schmidt, it’s that he loves to fuck. He’s also …

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Google CEO and serial womanizer Eric Schmidt spends 15 million …

Jul 25, 2013 … Google boss Eric Schmidt has splashed out $15 million on a … Google, which says it has a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on child sexual abuse …

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On the Market: Toll Brothers’ Park Avenue Development Revealed …

Jul 26, 2013 … On the Market: Toll Brothers’ Park Avenue Development Revealed At Last; Eric Schmidt’s So-called Sex Penthouse; Buyers Demand …

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Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, owns $15m sex penthouse – YouTube

Jul 27, 2013 … Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the guy you entrust your online privacy to, is clearly a man of passion. Among his interests, the 58-year-old’s …

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Eric Schmidt Has $15 Million Extramarital Sex Pad — And His Wife …

Jul 25, 2013 … You thought politicians paid a lot for sex? Eric Schmidt has certainly outdone them all.

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The NSA paid Silicon Valley millions to spy on taxpayers

Aug 23, 2013 … Previous NSA documents have linked companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft to the PRISM program, though many of the …

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nsa uses your tax dollars to pay google, facebook, yahoo & microsoft …

Aug 24, 2013 … NSA paid millions to Internet companies to cover surveillance program costs … to the certifications’ expiration dates which cost millions of dollars for Prism …. The NSA, google, microsoft, Farcebook, and Yahoo can spy on you, …

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NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech …

Aug 22, 2013 … Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA … extensions to the certifications’ expiration dates which cost millions of dollars for … to publish the documents and asked whether the spy agency routinely covered all …

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Money Trail: Corporations Paid Big Bucks By NSA For Allowing Spying

Jul 17, 2013 … Companies get paid big bucks when the NSA spies on one of their … Google, and Yahoo don’t make as much when the NSA reads chats and …

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Did Google Get Off Easy With $7 Million ‘Wi-Spy‘ Settlement? | TIME …

Mar 13, 2013 … Seven million dollars. That’s how much Internet giant Google will pay to settle a multi-year investigation into its controversial “Wi-Spy” data …

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Nathan Newman: Why Google‘s Spying on User Data Is Worse than …

Jul 1, 2013 … Google‘s illegal “wi-spy” program of collecting user data over home wi-fi … ” Google‘s failure to cooperate with the Bureau was in many or all … The company paid a $22.5 million fine for this illegal data collection operation.

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Report: NSA Paid Tech Companies Millions for Cost of Complying …

Aug 23, 2013 … Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and others were all paid by the NSA for their trouble complying with its domestic spying program, …

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Confirmed: NSA Paid Google, Microsoft, Others Millions for PRISM Aid

Aug 23, 2013… show that the spy agency (read: taxpayers) paid Google, Facebook, Yahoo, … In a way, the high cost of compliance is the NSA’s own fault.

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Google to pay up in “Wi-Spy” case « Hot Air

Mar 9, 2013 … Google is to pay $7 million, to be distributed among the attorneys general, …. I’m amazed at how many wifi networks I can see from my house …

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Tesla’s Musk hates unions. Employee Compensation, “Spying on employees” and Safety Issues At Tesla

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Employee Compensation, Spying on” and Safety Issues At Tesla
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Tesla Factory Very Dangerous say Factory Workers and Former NUMMI workers!

Not only are the cars dangerous, the factory that makes the cars is dangerous. Workers report that they have had appendages cut off at the factory, been horribly burned by molten metal, been hit in the head by out of control robots, fallen off shaky platforms and other injuries. Current workers are stating this. In addition, former Fremont , California NUMMI workers, who were promised jobs by Tesla, but were replaced by H1B overseas workers, say that safety standards were dropped after Tesla took over. At first, it was thought to be sour grapes but the rash of accidents seem to bear this out. The new information about the battery toxicity and past fires at Tesla cause the workers even greater concern.

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Another Tesla Factory Fire!

The Fremont, CA Fire Department has just responded to another Tesla factory fire where YET ANOTHER fire event has occurred, burning and hospitalizing 3 workers at once! At least one deformed for life.

WTF is up with these people!!!!

DFG- 11/13/13

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The Tesla cars AND the Factory AND the workers catch on fire

Here is the actual Tesla Factory on fire when a rumored mass battery fire went off in their own factory. That is why they keep their battery packs in a military blast chamber in Dec. of 2011 (see Link)

TESLA FACTORY FIRE PRESUMED TO BE COVERED UP BATTERY FIRE DISASTER Dec. 2011:

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Peter T- (Many shots of this posted by many observers in Fremont, California)

Tesla employees ordered not to discuss and to refer all inquiries to PR Officer at Tesla.

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Tesla fires Can’t be ignored no matter what the CEO says

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/tesla-fires-cant-be-ignored-no-matter-what-teslas-ceo-claims-112013.html

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Tesla Batteries Act Like Solid “rocket fuel” when they ignite!

As of 11/6/2013 Tesla had said there were only 3 fires, yet social media shows there were many more fires. Those other fires have been documented in photos and videos and Elon Musk has said he has tracking chips on all of the cars so Tesla had to have known about all of the other fires. The reality of the documentation and the statements from Tesla seem to clearly show a cover-up. Lithium ion in a metal box burns like solid rocket fuel when it gets going in a fire. Musk would have known this since he started SPACE X: A rocket company! (Which keeps having technical failures)

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Additional Tesla Fire News Expose Links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/automobiles/stalled-on-the-ev-highway.html?pagewanted=1

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2013/05/29/tesla-just-another-taxpayer-boondoggle/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-03/how-many-cars-must-tesla-sell-interactive-calculator-has-scary-answer

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-29/greenback-revolution-why-tesla-just-distraction

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-28/great-tesla-rotation-institutions-retail-bag-holders

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/nov/25/tesla-fire-inquiry-focus-battery-20131125/?business-national

http://cornellsun.com/blog/2013/11/26/fires-problems-persist-for-tesla/

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Bad Engineering

It was an idiotic move to use thousands of lithium ion consumer flashlight-type batteries, that were never made to be used in a car, to create an entire bed of toxic explosive material and put it just a hair breadth away from a surface that can puncture, explode and inflame it. That surface, the road, is trying to puncture, bump, and destroy the undercarriage, of every car, every inch of every mile of every road across the country. Also, the batteries are so close to almost all of the outside edges of the car, that puncture damage in a crash is certain. They decided to CHEAP OUT with the flashlight batteries yet they charge buyers insane amounts of money for a car with a growing list of technical failures. What were these people thinking?

HD- SME engineer

Update: See Fluoride controversy (below) for explanation about why someone would do this:
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SEEKING-ALPHA

Understanding Tesla’s Life Threatening Battery Decisions

SEEKING ALPHA- John Peterson
Nov 22 2013

In the last couple of months, electric cars from Tesla Motors (TSLA) have had three collision-related battery fires that were widely covered by the media. Last week, the NHTSA decided to conduct a formal investigation of these incidents. While Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk immediately went on the offensive arguing that Tesla’s BEVs have a lower fire risk than gasoline powered cars, the question an increasing number of investors are asking is “Why has Tesla had three battery fires in a fleet of 17,000 BEVs while Nissan hasn’t had any fires in its fleet of over 90,000 BEVs?” The answer is simple. Tesla’s battery decisions significantly increased battery risks for both the customer and the company. MORE…
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Sudden Job Openings At Tesla

Many people are leaving Tesla, all of a sudden, but you can get a job there, now. Answer their new Craigslist ad at:   x6jdr-4191988936@job.craigslist.org   Keep an eye on Craigslist and LinkedIn, lots of job openings there as the staff high-tail it out of Dodge.

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Tesla Employees say Elon Musk Spies on them.. MORE>>>
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Tesla hires hundreds of overseas Indian blogger shills to type “nice things” in blogs and news story comments to run a cover-up.

Per the comment above: “It isn’t because Tesla is creating domestic jobs. Tesla took the taxpayer money and hired H1B offshore workers to cheap out. They even posted ads on LinkedIn looking for H1B legal teams to suck in Armies of cheap offshore labor. “

The PR department at Tesla was told to work all this weekend so they called in a team of outsource contractors from India to Google every story with the words “tesla fire” in them and go type wonderful things about Tesla in the comment section of every article they find. Everybody knows that SOMO thinks Tesla is a load but these fake bloggers do not identify that they are Indian Outsource typers.

Our manager even implied that we should go online this weekend and “voice our support for Tesla” as we “don’t want the company to have any cash flow issues as that could affect paychecks”. In other words: “go home and write nice shit about Tesla or lose your jobs”.

T- @Tesla Motors, Fremont

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Elon Musk hates unions. Fired many NUMMI union workers and replaced with H1-B overseas workers. Payback coming:

Unions press for place with Tesla – SFGate

1 day ago … The Fremont factory where Tesla builds its Model S sedan used to be a union shop, back when it was run by a joint venture of General Motors …

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Tesla‘s Elon Musk: No Need For Unions–Just Fire The Assholes …

Jun 16, 2009 … The electric car CEO offers up a simple solution to one of Detroit’s big headaches .

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Tesla: General Electric Motors | The Economist

Apr 20, 2013 … Mr Musk set up Tesla to hasten what he sees as the motor industry’s … inherited pension and health-care liabilities and no auto workers’ union.

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SFGate: “Unions press for place with Tesla” | Forums | Tesla Motors

In the SF Chronicle today, they report that the “The United Auto Workers union has expressed interest in organizing Tesla‘s plant.” I don’t know what the working  …

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Lots of Dems Love Elon Musk…but, does he use Union Workers to …

But, I Googled: “Does Elon Musk Use Union Workers to Build his Tesla Cars?” And, this is one interesting article that I found. There are others …

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The Real Reason Tesla Is Still Alive (And Other Green Car … – Forbes

May 11, 2013 … Yes, Tesla is on the dole from taxpayers. But it also has … one big reason Tesla is still in business, is he isn’t fighting with the greedy Unions.

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Unions press for place with Tesla via @sfgate #1u : AFLCIO – Inagist

5 hours ago … Unions press for place with Tesla http://t.co/6qos6e05pH via @sfgate #1u by AFLCIO 419207885508190208.

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The Deadly Lithium ion Industry.

Few noticed when EnerSys, the world’s largest industrial battery manufacturer bought tiny ABSL on the tip of Scotland and redirected it away from vehicle traction batteries, aiming its various lithium-ion chemistries at military and aerospace applications not involving traction. Rather more have spotted, in the USA, the Chapter 11 demise of (Russian mobster owned?) EnerDel (using NCM and LMO cathodes) then, in March 2012, International Battery. International Battery, which surprised local officials when it abruptly closed its Upper Macungie plant, owes Pennsylvania more than $2 million, and state lawyers are initiating efforts to recover some of the debt. State officials are also in discussions with the company regarding a project for which International Battery received an $800,000 grant in 2010. That project has not been completed.

The DOE gave tens of millions of tax dollars, some say billions, to lithium ion battery companies who technical reports had already advised were in trouble? Why? Follow the money!

LITHIUOM_ION_DANGERSVast numbers of lithium ion ex-factory workers are now dead or sick with fatal diseases. They make these batteries overseas because OSHA would never let them do any real volume in the U.S. because it kills and sickens workers!

Then came Valence Technology, in mid 2012,and now the big news that political football A123 Systems has only a few months’ money left having spent up to one billion dollars. The Chinese have now saved them at the last minute, almost wiping out the US investors and taking a company paid for by U.S. Taxpayer Dollars. So much for the US wrestling control of the traction battery business from the Koreans and Japanese who have invested larger sums even before the US got interested. The dominos will continue to fall, notably in the USA. Yep, Lithium ion is a GREAT investment!!!!!! Everybody in the know, knows that lithium ion is being dumped on the market by groups now trying to get rid of it since the real scientists realized that it is dangerous stuff to make, dangerous stuff to use and dangerous stuff to breath in a fire, of which there are many, many unreported fires.

Tesla’s big announcement with Panasonic about batteries is a DOMESTIC DUMPING DEAL! Panasonic will probably pay anybody to take them off of their hands but do we want to put them in American neighborhoods?

Follow the money folks!

DH- LAT (sources referenced- EdaTech, Washington Post, NYT)

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Dirty Dollars

If you look at all of the suspects mentioned in these articles and then you track their, or their families or trusts or Cayman funds, holdings in lithium ion related companies you will see that there is no possible doubt about what happened.

The really icky part is that federal staff who got to decide who got tax money, credits and waivers have these same conflicted holdings and career cross-overs so it looks pretty dirty.

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Report Of Fire At Tesla Factory – Business Insider

UPDATE: There Was No Fire At Tesla Plant, 3 Employees Injured By Hot Metal. Mamta Badkar. Nov. 13, 2013, 4:22 PM 8,689 11 …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Visits Injured Workers at Hospital | NBC Bay …

Nov 14, 2013 … As word got out about the incident at the factory, Tesla shares (TSLA) dipped by a few dollars, likely out of concern that another fire may have …

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Three workers injured in accident at Tesla factory | Reuters

Nov 13, 2013 … DETROIT (Reuters) – Three people were injured at Tesla Motors Inc’s … Local fire officials said there was no fire at the company’s Fremont, …

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‘Industrial Accident’ at Tesla Motors Plant Injures Three – ABC News

Nov 13, 2013 … An incident at the Tesla Motors plant in Fremont, Calif., is being … with “moderate to serious injuries,” according to Fire Captain Dan Cardenas.

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Recent Tesla Stories | abc7news.com

Video: US safety agency opens probe into Tesla fires. Shares in Palo Alto-based … Fremont fire truck at Tesla plant after industrial accident. One Tesla worker …

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Fire Dept Responds to Report of Fire at Tesla Plant: Video …

Nov 13, 2013 … On today’s “The Roundup,” Matt Miller, Cristina Alesci, Adam Johnson, Alix Steel and Olivia Sterns wrap up the day’s top market stories on …

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State opens probe into Tesla plant injuries – SFGate

Nov 14, 2013 … Two of the three employees burned by hot metal at the Tesla Motors … to Cal/ OSHA, the state agency that investigates workplace deaths and …

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Tesla factory accident injures 3 employees | www.ktvu.com

Nov 13, 2013 … They will have six months to investigate this incident. Apparently Cal-OSHA investigated Tesla last year after an accident occurred that involved …

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Tesla: The Other Government Motors | JunkScience.com

May 24, 2013 … But now we are hearing that one success redeems them all: Tesla Motors … State of Michigan to investigate UMich doc for conducting illegal …

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Tesla CEO calls for carbon tax | JunkScience.com

May 24, 2013 … In the case of Tesla and the other electric cars, it’s having only an ….. to investigate UMich doc for conducting illegal human experiments for …

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State opens probe into Tesla plant injuries – One News Page

Nov 14, 2013 … Two of the three employees burned by hot metal at the Tesla Motors … to Cal/ OSHA, the state agency that investigates workplace deaths and …

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Tesla loses court battle with former exec, faces further class action

Apr 17, 2013 … Tesla may be having great success selling its Model S but its track record with lawsuits, however, is a different matter. … With the principles of its obligations to former employees vis-à-vis stock options now established, it faces …

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Former Tesla Motors employee files class action suit | Green Tech …

Jul 14, 2008 … Tesla Motors’ former director of public relations is suing the company, … other former Tesla employees who had the same employment terms.

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Ex-Tesla Spokesman David Vespremi Wins Lawsuit Years After Firing

Apr 17, 2013 … He sued Tesla on the grounds that they allegedly violated their employee agreement with him and owed him compensation and stock options.

http://www.jalopnik.com/ ex-tesla-spokesman-david-vespremi-wins-lawsuit-years-af-475073370 – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Fired Tesla employee sues company, wins – The Business Journals

Apr 18, 2013 … Customers browse the Tesla Motors Inc. showroom in San Jose. The company this week lost a wrongful termination lawsuit against a former …

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Tesla gets sued again, this time by a former employee – Engadget

Jul 16, 2008 … Tesla might have finally started shipping Roadsters, but it just can’t stop getting sued — this time the upstart automaker is being haled into court …

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Tesla loses lawsuit by former exec [Archive] – Tesla Motors Club …

While the courts only awarded $207000, the case could set a precedent for a class action lawsuit involving 99 other former employees.

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Tesla‘s Former PR Director Files Lawsuit — Tech News and Analysis

Jul 15, 2008 … The suit doesn’t name other members of the class, but says it includes Tesla current and former employees that had the same terms of …

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Ex-Tesla Execs Win Reinstatement : http://www.peretzlaw.com

May 6, 2011 … Statements Tesla made about a group of 26 fired employees were clearly opinion , … performance, the plaintiffs claimed in a July 2008 lawsuit.

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Elon Musk and Talulah Riley Divorcing – JD Journal | JD Journal

Jan 19, 2012 … Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, announced on Twitter that he had separated from his wife, British … He screwed over two women.

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Plus these articles:

Multiple Fraud and Malfeasance Lawsuits Against Tesla

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Active Tesla Fraud-Related Lawsuit Countdown Score-Card

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Wohl & Fruchter LLP Tesla Fraud Case

Morgan & Morgan Tesla Fraud Case

The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Tesla Fraud Case

Brower Piven Tesla Fraud Case

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd Tesla Fraud LLP

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Investor Class Action Against Tesla Motors

Cause of Action Corruption Case #1

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Tesla Fraud Case

Pomerantz, Grossman, et al Tesla Fraud Case

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Tesla Fraud Case

– More Coming…

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(now taking bets on which criminal defense firm Musk hires. Latham, Covington & Burling, Perkins Coie, ??? )

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Another Tesla Investigation for fraud:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/shareholder-alert-bronstein-gewirtz-grossman-llc-announces-investigation-of-tesla-motors-inc-2013-11-06

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YET ANOTHER securities fraud investigation launched on Tesla. Forensic accounting investigations confirm Tesla “cooking the books”!

http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Law+Firm+Looking+Into+Securities
+Law+Violations+by+Tesla+(TSLA)+for+Potential+Class+Action/8898311.html

November 18, 2013

Wohl & Fruchter LLP is investigating potential federal securities law claims against officers and directors of Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) (Nasdaq: TSLA) in connection with alleged violations by Tesla of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing the disclosure of financial metrics that do not comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
On October 2, 2013, Canada’s The Globe and Mail published an article questioning the economics of Tesla’s business and the quality of its earnings under GAAP. Citing research by Gradient Analytics, the article identified several accounting issues of concern, including reporting non-GAAP revenue and profit that is substantially higher than GAAP revenue and profit due to inclusion in non-GAAP revenue of Model S car sales to buyers to whom Tesla has provided guarantees that they will be able to sell their used vehicle at a particular price. According to Gradient Analytics, this accounting maneuver unrealistically assumes that Tesla “will not lose a dime on a single Model S residual value guarantee.”

Other areas of concern at Tesla cited in the article were potentially inadequate accrual of warranty expense; excluding shares Tesla could issue due to convertible debt from share counts when calculating non-GAAP earnings per share; and questionable lengthening of depreciation schedules.

These and other accounting issues prompted an analyst at Gradient Analytics to characterize Tesla as “a firm struggling to find a way to justify its current share price with increasingly complex, apples-to-oranges non-GAAP earnings computations.”

On November 5, 2013, Tesla issued a press release reporting its 3Q 2013 results. The headline of the release highlighted non-GAAP profit of $16 million even though the release later disclosed that Tesla suffered a net loss under GAAP of $38 million. Tesla also reported non-GAAP revenue of $603 million versus GAAP revenue of $431 million (by adding back revenues deferred under GAAP for cars sold with the resale value guarantee).

On November 14, 2013, Bloomberg published an article (“Are There Cockroaches Under Tesla’s Hood?”) highlighting the reference to non-GAAP profit in the headline of the release announcing Tesla’s 3Q 2013 results. The article asserts that this headline and other sections of the release violated SEC rules requiring companies to give “equal or greater prominence” to GAAP numbers when they present their financial results. In support of this assertion, the article cites a 2008 article by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati — the law firm that helped take Tesla public – advising that “if an issuer announces GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share in its press release, it should report the GAAP earnings per share prior to the non-GAAP earnings per share.”

Since the publication of The Globe and Mail article, as well as following media reports of battery fires in at least three Tesla cars, TSLA shares have declined over 25% from a close of $180.95/share on October 2, 2013, to a close of $135.45/share on November 15, 2013.

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Updates+ Follow-up:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1845172-dissecting-teslas-zev-mythology

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/lavish-tax-breaks-contribute-to-electric-car-markets-success/article15465982/?service=mobile

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-14/are-there-cockroaches-under-tesla-s-hood-.html

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Another CLASS ACTION lawsuit against Tesla

Morgan & Morgan file class action lawsuit against Tesla for Fraud. This makes a record breaking number of lawsuits for fraud against Tesla, with more coming…

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The Lithium ion profiteering scam. Dump, grab the money and run.

FISKER lithium Ion batteries burst into flames at the drop of a hat. This is now well-known. Telsa and Fisker funding with tax dollars was more about funding battery company deals for their investors than anything else. Lithium Ion Batteries blow up in Boeing’s, Tesla’s and they just blow up. That is why TSA does not allow liquid on airplanes. That is why AT&T eliminated Lithium Ion in its server racks. EVERYBODY knows that lithium ion blows up and releases deadly chemicals, why is this cover-up still going on?   Oh, I See: Profits and kickbacks!

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Everyone was warned about this. Over 100 published reports from major universities and federally funded studies have now been sourced and posted showing that this had been guaranteed to happen by some of the top scientists in the world prior to Tesla receiving DOE money. Who owns all these battery companies? Watch for the WESTON REPORT from a major Huffington Post Journalist which links every investor in TESLA to all of their political connections and influences. Invest in Tesla and you will get tracked by numerous investigative reporters.

Dan

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Tesla Fraud Lawsuit by Clancy

http://www.4-traders.com/TESLA-MOTORS-INC-6344549/news/Tesla-Motors-Inc–Glancy-Binkow–Goldberg-LLP-Announces-Class-Action-Lawsuit-on-Behalf-of-Investor-17489178/
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Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems

By Jerry Hirsch- LA Times

November 7, 2013

By Jerry HirschNovember 7, 2013, 8:39 a.m.

Tesla Motors shares continued to fall Thursday as the automaker confirmed a third fire in one of its high-end electric cars and a major auto reviewer pointed out problems with its Model S luxury hatchback.

The 9%, or $13.40, decline in mid-morning trading to $137.76 followed a 15% plunge in the shares Wednesday after the automaker said limited supplies of batteries were hampering sales and that it was spending heavily on research and development to design new models. Tesla shares have been on a run for most of the year, rising about 400% before this reversal.

Car shopping website Edmunds.com said its 2013 Model S was “making an ominous noise under acceleration and deceleration. It originates from the rear of the car and seems to be getting worse.”

It is a complaint that’s also starting to show up on Tesla’s owners forum, an online discussion group hosted by the automaker for drivers of its cars.

“Mine had that and it got bad at 70 mph,” said one owner, posting under the “mortgagebruce” moniker.

He said Tesla had to replace the drive unit twice to fix the problem.

Tesla also replaced the drive unit on the Edmunds car, but declined to tell the company what caused the problem. It also replaced the driver door mechanism because of another problem. The car has just less than 11,000 miles on the road.

“We’re not sure what to think about the fact that both of these repairs were completed with just one overnight stay,” said Mike Schmidt, Edmunds’ vehicle testing manager. “Maybe the dealer is really on the ball. Maybe the supply chain is short. Or maybe the parts are readily available because they’ve seen these before.”

LITHIUM_ION_EXPLODE2Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis Shean said she was not familiar with the Edmunds complaint.

Meanwhile, another Model S electric car caught fire Wednesday near Smyrna, Tenn., following a crash. This was the third Model S to have caught fire in the last five weeks. One burned near Seattle and another in Mexico. Both cars were in crashes and the fires injured no one.

Normally, car fires are not significant events that influence investors. There are about 150,000 annually, according to the National Fire Protection Assn. However, safety officials have been tracking fires in electric cars, as well as computers and other equipment, out of concern that the lithium-ion battery systems might be fire-prone.

Earlier this year, federal regulators grounded Boeing 787 planes for four months after batteries on two planes overheated, with one catching on fire. Boeing later ordered modifications to the jets to increase ventilation and insulation near the batteries, but the company and investigators never determined the root cause of the overheating.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed the Tesla fire in Seattle and concluded it was caused by the accident rather than a vehicle defect.

Tesla said it contacted the driver of the car in Tennessee and noted he was not injured and “believes the car saved his life. Our team is on its way to Tennessee to learn more about what happened in the accident.”

“The problem is that we have three fires in six weeks,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, the car information company. “For a company with a stock price based as much or more on image than financials, those recurring headlines are highly damaging.”

The Palo Alto automaker said Tuesday it posted a loss of $38.5 million, or 32 cents per share, in the third quarter. That compares to a loss of $110.8 million, or $1.05 per share, in the same period a year earlier.  Now that it is delivering cars, revenue grew to $431 million from just $50.1 million a year earlier.

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A123 Lithium Ion Bankruptcy:

By Nathan Bomey, Todd Spangler and Zlati Meyer

Detroit Free Press Staff Writers

Battery maker A123 Systems’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Tuesday triggered a fresh round of political criticism of the Obama administration’s alternative-energy investments.

The Waltham, Mass.-based company, which has 626 employees and 348 contract workers in three southeast Michigan locations, said auto supplier Johnson Controls had tentatively agreed to pay $125 million to purchase its automotive-related assets, including the operations in Livonia, Romulus and Ann Arbor.

Republicans immediately compared A123′s bankruptcy with the California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy and liquidated last year, wiping out a $500-million loan guarantee from the U.S.

“A123′s bankruptcy is yet another failure for the president’s disastrous strategy of gambling away billions of taxpayer dollars on a strategy of government-led growth that simply does not work, ” said Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Battered by recalls, high costs and sluggish consumer adoption of electric vehicles, A123 lost $1 billion since its founding in 2001, despite substantial government support.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $249-million grant to A123 in August 2009 with promises of 5,900 jobs, mostly in Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. also awarded A123 more than $125 million in a variety of tax credits, grants and incentives in 2008 and 2009. The U.S. grant and Michigan incentives drew bipartisan support when they originally were approved.

“This is what’s possible in a clean-energy economy — these folks right here, doing extraordinary work,” President Barack Obama said at the White House Rose Garden after meeting A123 employees on April 30, 2010. “This is what happens when we place our bets on American workers and American businesses.”

A123 has received $132 million of its federal grant so far. The Energy Department said Johnson Controls could be eligible for the rest of the funding, but that has yet to be determined. The federal government’s investment does not have to be repaid, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

But Americans have not embraced electric vehicles that require regular recharging. In many instances, they are priced significantly higher than their gasoline-fueled counterparts. Even federal and state tax credits have not erased that price premium.

Then the lack of easy-to-find recharging stations has left many motorists worried about being left on a remote dark road without adequate power.

“It was an expansion of manufacturing plants in anticipation of customers who never arrived,” Litchfield Hills Research analyst Theodore O’Neill said.

A Johnson Controls spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the company would keep A123′s employees. Its acquisition of A123 must be approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware. A123′s battery plants remain in production for now.

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Johnson Controls has a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Mich.

A123, which lost $269 million in the first eight months of the year, according to bankruptcy documents, turned down an interview request.

Democrats responded that during his 2002-06 term as governor of Massachusetts, Romney also provided support to emerging technology firms and some of the investments did not pay off. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy pointed out that A123′s investment had bipartisan support from Michigan lawmakers, including incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Republican challenger, Pete Hoekstra.

“Johnson Controls’ investment in A123 will help ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in this growing global sector,” said former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who promoted battery tax incentives as a way to boost the Michigan economy.

A123′s bankruptcy filing comes two months after Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group agreed to invest up to $450 million to acquire up to 80% of A123. But that deal fell apart as A123 was set to burn through $400 million in cash over the next 12 months, O’Neill said.

Instead, Johnson Controls is cherry-picking the best assets out of A123, O’Neill said.

Johnson Controls also was awarded a $299-million Energy Department grant for its lithium-ion battery plant in Holland. The company’s spokeswoman declined to comment on whether that plant would be affected by the A123 deal.

Barclays analysts said in a research note that the deal would make Johnson Controls “the dominant surviving” U.S.-based lithium battery maker.

A123 shares, which closed Monday at 24 cents, fell 75% to 6 cents on Tuesday.

Many sophisticated A123 investors have lost millions, including global conglomerate General Electric, which had invested about $70 million by 2009.

Dan Leistikow, an Energy Department spokesman, said in a blog post that the government’s investment had produced meaningful battery innovation that would live on.

In its bankruptcy petition, A123 listed total assets of $459.8 million and liabilities of $376 million.

The company’s biggest customer is California start-up Fisker Automotive, which plans to keep the contract with Johnson Controls through at least the first quarter of 2013, spokesman Roger Ormisher said.

General Motors, which picked A123 as the battery supplier for the Chevrolet Spark electric vehicle, said it would accept Johnson Controls as its new battery provider.
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In, and during, the following Tesla Proposal, Tesla told Singapore, and a number of other countries, that the battery system was totally safe, even though they had filed patent documents and regulatory documents, now revealed in other articles, which stated otherwise:

Tesla Plan for International Expansion

By Teresa Bergmann, Vu Nguyen, Astrid Santiago, Sean Yang

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Character + Competence = Trust

(With a tip of the hat to John McDonough at Boston Globe)

It was supposed to be the greatest initiative of an administration.

It was said to be an effort designed to be a history book legacy deliverable that the world would never forget.

It was an effort, the public is told, that the greatest minds had put the most extensive due-diligence, ever devised, into.

It was an effort that had the most money ever dedicated to any similar initiative resourced to it.

It turned out to be one of the most stunning technical and due diligence failuresin human history to-date.

OK… now guess?:

Am I talking about DOE or ACA?

Do you see a pattern here?

D..- DenverPost
(Picture above- How did so much our your tax money go from here to Silicon Valley VC’s?)

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 Lithium ion Kills more than workers, it kills companies!

From THE VERGE, By Sean Hollister

“If you build it, they won’t necessarily come.

In 2009, the Obama administration invested $1.2 billion into US-based factories creating batteries for electric vehicles. The result was a disaster. One by one, every company that received federal funding went belly-up or admitted the money hadn’t had a real impact. For instance, LG-owned Compact Power quietly revealed that it hadn’t produced a single battery in over two years of operation, while A123 Systems’ higher-profile bankruptcy was viewed as the second coming of failed solar panel-maker Solyndra. Even with hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funding, key electric vehicle contracts went to Japanese and Korean factories instead of their American equivalents.”

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DEMAND THAT STEVEN CHU AND HIS HANDLERS DISCLOSE THEIR LITHIUM ION INVESTMENTS

D. P. – LAT

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MORE ON CRIMES HERE>>>

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EVEN MORE ON CRIMES HERE>>>

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http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2849254531001/teslas-troubles-on-the-rise/
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Tesla Motors’ Reeled-In Outlook May or May Not Be a Supply …
James E. Brumley: Discovering Small Cap Stocks: Tesla Motors’ Reeled-In Outlook May or May Not Be a Supply Problem: GM, NSANY, TM, TSLA Poked and Prodded.
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Did Elon Musk Mislead Fox About Problems At Tesla?
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Tesla reveals serious financial problems – TheEEStory
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theeestory.ning.com/xn/detail/6495062:Comment:38947?xg_sour…

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TESLA SAFETY REPORT Vers. 1.05M- Public Wiki Produced for NHTSA and other governmental agencies

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Draft- 1.05M (Document under construction – not final)- First Final Draft Due to NHTSA Due: 1/14/14.     (Note: The head of the NHTSA has now quit over this, let’s keep all eyes on this make sure nothing is rigged)  For Public Comment and Review

Please refer all agencies to this document link at:
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CONTENTS:
1. Overview
2. Known, Unresolved, Safety Issues.
3. Safety tests that were never conducted and must now be conducted.
4. How many fire incidents have there been.
5. Contacts to follow-up on investigations
6. Are Tesla drivers more likely to get in accidents than mainstream drivers?
7. Original participant conflicts-of-interest created reduced safety oversight

Appendix
– Lithium ion site
– NHTSA Demand Letter
– Additional data
– Video Evidence
– Questioning the validity of the German “Safety Report”

– Demand for identification matrix showing campaign backers who were lithium ion investors who had had their contacts exert influence over NHTSA decisions!

(Supplemental material now numbers over 10,000 pages and will be submitted directly to regulators in order to avoid congesting this site)

1. Overview

Regulators asked Tesla to detail the possible consequences of battery pack damage to the Model S and how those problems were addressed in the Model S design. NHTSA also asked Tesla to describe the “limits of that design to prevent damage to the propulsion battery, stalling and fires”. While electric cars have been in commercial production since the 1800′s, and have been widely released by major automobile manufacturers, only the Tesla vehicles have experienced the fire issues, relative-to-inventory, in this magnitude. The questions and data required by NHTSA, in the letter from NHTSA, contained below, demands disclosure of certain Tesla information which will reveal conflicts in previously provided Tesla data. Reporters and public interest law firms will be using the FOIA process to disclose the responses, required under federal law, in the public interest.

2. Known, Unresolved, Safety Issues.

– Dense packing non-automotive lithium cells
– Self ignition from exposure to air
– Self ignition from exposure to water
– Burning lithium ion, plastics and human skin
– Inability to extinguish lithium ion fires
– Failure to provide disclosures to buyers
– Failure to provide required CO2 fire extinguishers to buyers
– Toxic carcinogenic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to passengers
– Toxic carcinogenic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to bystanders
– Brain damage from toxic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to passengers
– Brain damage from toxic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to bystanders
– Lung damage from toxic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to passengers
– Lung damage from toxic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to bystanders
– Birth defects from toxic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to passengers
– Birth defects from toxic chemicals released in Tesla Fire- Danger to bystanders
– Home and office conflagration as warned in Tesla’s own patents
– BMS (Battery Management System) programming, ie: Vampire issues, etc.
– Danger to factory workers exposed to internal materials in Tesla Lithium ion cells
– Electronic door locks failing. Could passengers be locked inside car in fire?
– Previous seat safety recall
– Miscellaneous owner complaints about technical issues and relation to safety

Additional…

3. Safety Tests That Were Never Conducted and Must Now Be Conducted.

The continued failure to engage in these tests, and/or provide the results from these tests, continues to call into question the efficacy and conflicts of interest of the original testing. The batteries used by Tesla were never designed, or created, to be used in automobiles and this short-cut to cost reduction must be mitigated by the relative increase in safety reduction.

– Vehicle with fully charged batteries drives into 3′, 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″ 8″ concrete curb at 5MPH, 15MPH, 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH and then is allowed to sit, post crash, for up to 3
hours to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion.

– Vehicle with fully charged batteries drives into 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″ 8″ metal post embedded in road at 5MPH, 15MPH, 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH and then is allowed to sit, post crash, for up to 3 hours to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion..

– Vehicle with fully charged batteries drives into 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″ 8″ concrete curb at 5MPH, 15MPH, 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH,
60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH and then is allowed to sit, post crash, for up to 3
hours in simulated rain storm to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion..

– Vehicle with fully charged batteries drives into 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″ 8″ concrete
curb at 5MPH, 15MPH, 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH and then is allowed to sit, post crash, for up to 3 hours after complete immersion in water as in a hurricane or high-water event to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion..

– Rolling the vehicle with fully charged batteries in a 3 roll crash at 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH ending in the vehicle laying on it’s roof and counting the number of lithium ion cells that came loose from their mounts risking burning lithium falling on passengers.

– Rolling the vehicle with fully charged batteries in a 3 roll crash at 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH ending in the vehicle laying on it’s roof and counting the number of lithium ion cells that had their housings damaged risking burning lithium falling on passengers.

– Rolling the vehicle with fully charged batteries in a 3 roll crash at 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH ending in the vehicle laying on it’s roof and simulating a full rain storm on the, now exposed, underside of the vehicle for 2 hours to see if lithium ion ignites when wet risking burning lithium falling on passenger and to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion.

– Filling the battery compartment, with fully charged batteries, with water, draining it and observing for 4 hours to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion.

– Pouring 18 Oz. soft drinks into the battery compartment, with fully charged batteries, and observing for 4 hours to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion.

– Impacting the lower quarter panel of Tesla with fully charged batteries on the side of the car, on each side, at the lower center of the passenger door and two feet to either side at 20MPH, 25MPH, 30MPH, 35MPH, 40MPH, 45MPH, 50MPH, 55MPH, 60MPH, 65MPH, 70MPH, 75MPH at 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″ 8″ so as to penetrate the battery chamber at least 4 inches and then saturating the damaged area with water and waiting four hours to analyze spontaneous lithium ion combustion.

– Forced ignition of lithium ion cells in flipped over (vehicle resting upside down on it’s roof) with fully charged batteries and timing of penetration of smoke and flames to occupants simulated as contained within.

– Spectrograph analysis and complete full-range chemical read-out of the front metal and plastics of a Tesla on fire with fully charged batteries along with the lithium ion batteries. Disclosure of all known harmful chemicals in said smoke.

– Manually cutting 10 (ten) fully charged lithium ion Tesla battery cells in half long-ways in open air at average humidity and videotaping the results followed by dropping them in a bucket of water 60 seconds after cutting them. With the large number of lithium ion cells in a Tesla, physics and the law of averages predict that at least 10 cells will be fully ruptured in a high speed accident.

Plus such additional tests to be specified by:

The Center for Auto Safety

Davis College Engineering Department
Denver College Engineering Department
General Motors
Ford Motor Company
Automobile Dealers Association
and other public interest safety groups

4. How many fire incidents have there been.

Factory Fire 1?
Factory Fire 2?
Boston Fire?
Half Moon Bay Fire?
Tenn. Fire?
Seattle Fire?
Mexico Fire?
Factory Prototype Fires?
other post crash and testing fires…

5. Contacts to follow-up on investigations

##  http://www.nhtsa.gov/Contact

With a copy to:

##  public.affairs@dot.gov

The Center for Auto Safety

Organization that informs consumers about auto safety issues.

www.autosafety.org

1825 Connecticut Ave, NW

Suite 330

Washington, DC 20009-5708

(202) 328-7700http://www.autosafety.org/fileacomplaint

Criminal Investigations:

https://tips.fbi.gov/

with a copy to:

askdoj@usdoj.gov

antitrust.complaints@usdoj.gov

https://wb-gop-oversight.house.gov/

Chairman Barbara Boxer
Senate Select Committee on Ethics
220 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Fax:  (202) 224-7416

For German Investigations:

Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) at:
pressestelle@kba.de

and at this link: http://www.kba.de/cln_031/nn_540136/EN/Service__en/Contact/Contact__node__en.html?__nnn=true

and by hard-copy mail to:
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
Stabsstelle (Office of Interdepartmental functions)
Mr. Thomas Meyer
24932 Flensburg

6. Are Tesla drivers more likely to get in accidents than mainstream drivers?

Sociological reports, such as the report below, confirm that Tesla drivers are more likely to drive drunk, use drugs and respect less laws:

tesla-info-graphic_2400wVarious crash reports find that a large number of Tesla drivers drive drunk. Here is a typical mocking web graphic pointing out this fact:

DRUNK

Tesla related investors engage in this sort of extreme behavior and use their resources to promote the car as a tool to skirt social bounds with speed and sex. Skirting social bounds often lies close to skirting laws and common sense. Here are reports on activities and personalities of these people who promote the vehicle:

http://vcracket.weebly.com

A Tesla Driver is now charged with the homicide of two people in a crash with their Tesla.

The evidence shows that Tesla drivers and the Tesla Culture promotes extra-carelessness, extra arrogance, extra drinking, extra distraction due to sexual theatrics and an overall requirement to create higher-than-normal safety parameters for these drivers, particularly in light of the highly explosive bed of material they are driving around amongst other consumers and structures. Tesla drivers appear to be more likely to crash, or create lithium ion thermal event circumstances, because of the cultural dynamic which Tesla attracts.

7. Original participant conflicts-of-interest created reduced safety oversight

A certain, specific, group of investors, known to the FBI, The GAO, The SEC and
the Senate Ethics Committee, purchased undo influence on the previous Tesla
decisions process, in order to acquire “unjust rewards” from the U.S. Treasury.
These investors, coincidentally, provided funds to related campaign efforts and,
shockingly, they all hold major investments in the very battery system in
question.

Because of this, the American consumer has been forced to “accidentally” conduct some of these tests at great personal risk to those consumers. These risks should have been disclosed by Tesla prior to the application for their DOE loan and prior to their first contact with NHTSA. Tesla produced documents show that Tesla was aware of the dangers disclosed herein.

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Appendix: Reference Data:

FROM: http://lithium-ion.weebly.com

The lurking threat in your car and home “over a million failures of this chemistry and these batteries globally..”

Go to http://www.ntsb.gov/ and demand action:

“LITHIUM ION BATTERIES ARE MADE OVERSEAS BY CHEAP LABOR WHERE OSHA CAN’T WATCH. POOR PEOPLE MAKE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES OFF SHORE WHERE THEY ARE NOT TOLD ABOUT THE TOXIC CANCER, LIVER AND LUNG DISEASES THEY GET FROM THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. SILICON VALLEY VC’S PUSH LITHIUM ION BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE A HUGE PROFIT ON THE CHEAP LABOR BUILDING A BATTERY THAT SELF DESTRUCTS BUILT BY WORKERS WHO DIE FROM TOXIC POISONING. CHINESE, MALAY, MEXICAN AND OTHER WORKERS, SHOULD FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST SILICON VALLEY VC’S WHO PUSH THESE BATTERIES.”

TESPLUGS

TESLA EXPLODE IN FLAMES:

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October 2, 2013, 4:27 PM

Tesla Motors Inc.    TSLA     shares tanked after a video of a Model S on fire circulated on the web, prompting the electric car company to move quickly to douse the flames of bad publicity.

Elizabeth Jarvis-Shean, director of global communications at Tesla, confirmed that the vehicle engulfed in flames was indeed a Tesla but stressed that the driver walked away without injuries.

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Tesla Issues Statement On Fiery Car Crash That Caused The Stock To Tank

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Tesla’s stock was down over 7% to a low of $175.40 today, but pared some of its losses to close down 6.24% at$180.95.

It appears that shares began to tumble in the last half hour on reports that a Tesla Model S car caught fire on Washington State Route 167.

Some speculated that the video highlights problems with the car’s battery. Though others rushed to point out that the battery is located in the back of the car.

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“Media finds that “Safety Investigators” (read “SHILLS”) are bribed by VC’s and lithium holding companies to say “nothing to see here”, “lithium batteries are probably ok”. Beware of NTSB “consultant’s” and “investigators” who are being bribed, offered after-politics high pay jobs, called up by bribed congressional staff with “suggestions”, given sports tickets, handed stock in certain ventures and other bribes. Many of the “investigators” need to be put under investigation themselves!!!! When you see an investigator talking about how lithium ion is a wonderful thing, investigate them!”

The following are a variety of quotes, from across the web, demonstrating the critical nature of this public safety issue:

“Lithium ion batteries are blowing up, starting fires and, generally, destroying people’s homes, cars, electronics and physical health. Boeing was
just ordered to stop flying the 787 Dreamliner because it’s Lithium ion batteries are catching fire spontaneously.”

“A group of silicon valley venture capitalists forced/leveraged the government to buy and pay for these specific batteries, that they have stock in, in order to benefit their profit margins. Other batteries don’t have these problems. They knew about this from day one but put greed ahead of safety. There are thousands and thousands of reports of spontaneous lithium ion fires but the VC’s who back lithium ion pay to keep this information hushed up.
Millions of these batteries have been recalled for fire risk. The VC’s tried to push as many as they could before they got caught. Now they are caught. These VC’s own stock in lithium mining companies too.”

“Here is the Fisker Karma after it got wet and the batteries blew up. These batteries blow up JUST FROM GETTING WET! ALL of these burned up hulks are brand new $100,000.00+ cars that just blew up and torched everything around them just because they got wet! How bad do you want a Fisker or Tesla now? Fisker’s insurance company is balking at paying for this saying: “You knew this would happen”.
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These links show vast sets of Fisker electric cars that burst into flames just because they GOT WET:

http://updates.jalopnik.com/post/34669789863/more-than-a-dozen-fisker-karma-hybrids-caught-fire-and

http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/12/fisker-flambe-second-karma-spontaneously-combusts-w-video/

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/05/how-sandy-may-have-set-17-plug-in-hybrids-on-fire/

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/fisker-karma-spontaneously-combusts/

http://cbdakota.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/fisker-karmas-catch-fire-following-inundation-by-sandy/

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/12/fisker-karma-hyrbid-ev-second-fire/

http://www.techfever.net/2012/08/fisker-karma-hybrid-ev-ignites-while-parked/

http://evmc2.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/fisker-karma-fire-report/
http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/karma-burns-owners-mansion/
http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/11/1/Karmas-Ignite-After-Hurricane-Floods-Newark-Port-7711437/

There are vast sets of other links proving the point.
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TESLA BATTERIES EXPLODE INTO FLAMES ON PUBLIC ROAD
Look at this: We were just sent a link that our website showed up in this movie:
Here is another link to the move at:  http://tinypic.com/r/7295hs/6
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HERE IS THE BATTERY YOU COULD HAVE BEEN SITTING ON TOP OF IN A TESLA
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THIS IS THE TESLA MAGIC CARPET OF DOOM. THIS WHOLE THING IS FULL OF LITHIUM. YOUR WHOLE FAMILY IS SUPPOSED TO SIT ON TOP OF THIS!!!
TESLA HAS TO TEST THEIR BATTERIES IN a BLAST CHAMBER!!!!!!!:
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IF TESLA SAYS THIS THING IS SO SAFE WHY DO THEY TEST IT IN A STEEL ENCLOSED EXPLOSION ROOM WITH WIRES COMING IN THROUGH BLAST HOLES!!!!??????
“TESLA ELECTRIC CARS HAVE 6800 CHANCES OF “GOING THERMAL”.
“TESLA ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BLOW UP.”  SAYS STANFORD ENGINEER, “USING LITHIUM ION IN AN ELECTRIC CAR DOUBLES THE CHANCES IT WILL EXPLODE OR GO THERMAL BECAUSE AN ELECTRIC CAR PUSHES IT FURTHER THAN ANYTHING ELSE. BOEING HAD MANY SAFETY CIRCUITS AND EVEN THOSE FAILED. THERE IS NO WAY THE TESLA SAFETY CIRCUITS WILL NOT EVENTUALLY FAIL”

“Tesla Electric cars have 6800 lithium ion batteries wedged into a box. This can create a repercussive thermal event that can set the whole car off. The TESLA 18650 batteries can be seen exploding in multiple YOUTUBE videos. It is NOT TRUE that they are “an entirely different battery” they are the same chemical compound that blows up.”

“A direct quote from Tesla’s patent application, below. Tesla KNEW this was going to happen and never adequately warned anybody. Tesla wrote these words in the federal papers they filed yet they never showed these words to any buyers :

“Thermal runaway is of major concern since a single incident can lead to significant property damage and, in some circumstances, bodily harm or loss of life. When a battery undergoes thermal runaway, it typically emits a large quantity of smoke, jets of flaming liquid electrolyte, and sufficient heat to lead to the combustion and destruction of materials in close proximity to the cell. If the cell undergoing thermal runaway is surrounded by one or more additional cells as is typical in a battery pack, then a single thermal runaway event can quickly lead to the thermal runaway of multiple cells which, in turn, can lead to much more extensive collateral damage. Regardless of whether a single cell or multiple cells are undergoing this phenomenon, if the initial fire is not extinguished immediately, subsequent fires may be caused that dramatically expand the degree of property damage. For example, the thermal runaway of a battery within an unattended laptop will likely result in not only the destruction of the laptop, but also at least partial destruction of its surroundings, e.g., home, office, car, laboratory, etc. If the laptop is on-board an aircraft, for example within the cargo hold or a luggage compartment, the ensuing smoke and fire may lead to an emergency landing or, under more dire conditions, a crash landing. Similarly, the thermal runaway of one or more batteries within the battery pack of a hybrid or electric vehicle may destroy not only the car, but may lead to a car wreck if the car is being driven or the destruction of its surroundings if the car is parked.”

“WTF!!!!!!

Tesla’s own staff have now admitted that once a lithium ion fire gets started in one of their cars, it is almost impossible to extinguish burning lithium ion material. This is Telsa’s own words in THEIR patent filing, (You can look it up online) saying that the risk is monumental.  Tesla has 6800 lithium ion batteries, any one of which can “go thermal” and start a chain reaction! If you look at all of the referenced YOUTUBE movies you will see how easy it is to set these things into danger mode.”

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“Imagine a car crash with a Tesla where these 6800 batteries get slammed all over and then exposed to rain, fire hose water, water on the roads, cooling system liquid.. OMG!! And then if, in that same accident the other car is a gasoline car… getting burned alive sounds “BAD”! Telsa is covering up the problems with its batteries.”

“Lithium ion batteries have already crashed a UPS plane and killed people. Look here:   http://washingtonexaminer.com/dreamliner-fires-spark-new-doubts-about-a-green-energy-technology/article/2519353

More Lithium Ion Battery disasters: http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2013/01/24/is-787s-lithium-ion-battery-hazardous-to-boeings-health/

“AS A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW DANGEROUS LITHIUM IS, NASA IS GOING TO MAKE IT BURN IN OUTER SPACE:
“If you’re along the Eastern Seaboard tonight, it might be worth your while to look at the sky this evening.  NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is scheduled to launch a sounding rocket that   will release “two red-colored lithium vapor trails in space.”

As Space.com reports, those trails might be seen  across the Mid-Atlantic and perhaps as far north as Canada and as far south as
northern Florida.  Space.com explains how these trails will produce a “night sky show:”
“The sounding rocket that will be used to create the two NASA-made glowing cloud trails will be a Terrier-Improved Orion.In this technology test launch, two  canisters in the  rocket’s payload section will contain solid metal  lithium rods or chips
embedded in a thermite cake. The thermite is  ignited and produces heat to vaporize the lithium.

“Once the  vapor is released in space, it can be detected and tracked optically.  The rocket will eject two streams of lithium which will be illuminated  at high altitudes by the sun (which will be below the local horizon at  ground level).”

In a statement, mission project manager Libby West said the launch is a test flight for two upcoming missions. It’ll give scientists a view of two different  methods for creating lithium vapor trails.  By the way, NASA says the “lithium combustion process poses no threat to the  public during the release in space.”

If lithium is so dangerous it will even burn in space, why are we putting it in our airplanes and cars???????

Lithium Ion batteries blow up and burn down commercial building: http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/nation-world-news/787-battery-blew-%E2%80%9906-lab-test-burned-down-building.html

“Tesla and Fisker have only sold a few hundred cars, (thank god) because nobody but dicks want these overpriced eliteist toys. A regular car company sells hundreds of thousands of cars per model. Every single Tesla or Fisker sold increases the likelihood of a burn up. Those burn-ups will affect the homes, cars and lives of the people next door who never even bought one.”

“Go to http://www.youtube.com and type into the search window:
“Lithium ion explosion”  or “lithium battery and water” or “lithium ion water” and any related derivation and you will hundreds of videos about how dangerous these batteries are. There are numerous videos of Tesla’s 18650 batteries blowing up.”

“This article in the LA Times sheds more light of the horrors of Lithium Ion:
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/18/business/la-fi-dreamliner-battery-20130119  “

“Lithium Ion batteries “go thermal” in peoples pockets, in your notebook, especially in your Tesla and Fisker car and everywhere else. There are thousands and thousands of articles documenting this and there is a cover-up by the VC’s that fund these things to keep this fact out-of-sight.

Making Lithium Ion batteries poisons the workers who make them. It is a dangerous product. Each time the workers, particularly in Asia, realize they are being poisoned by the factory, they jack up the product. Outlaw lithium ion batteries. Demand a recall.”

There are PLENTY of other energy storage solutions that do not involve the highly compromised Lithium Ion chemistry!”

“Below are a few samples of HUNDREDS of videos proving that Lithium Ion Batteries JUST BLOW UP. This is why TSA does not want them, or liquid, on planes.”
Report: Galaxy S 4 Lithium Explosion Burns Hong Kong Home To The Ground:

By Stephanie Mlot July 30, 2013

A Hong Kong couple have been displaced after an exploding Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone burst into flames, burning their house to a crisp.

The man, identified in the original Xianguo.com report only as Mr. Du, claims that his phone, battery, and charger were all legitimate Samsung products, but that’s now difficult to confirm since his home and everything in it were destroyed.

According to the translated report, Du sat on the living room sofa playing the game “Love Machine” on his charging GS4 when it suddenly exploded. In the heat of the moment, he threw the device onto the couch, which caught fire. The flames then spread to the curtains and the rest of the house, “out of control,” Xianguo said.

Du, his wife, and his dogs managed to escape the house unscathed; neighbors were temporarily evacuated as firefighters fought the flames. Almost all of the couple’s furniture and appliances burned to ash, the news site said, adding that their Mercedes parked outside was also damaged.

Whether or not the true cause of an entire house fire was a singular 5-inch smartphone remains to be seen, though a fire department investigation initially resulted in a report of “no suspicious circumstances.”

Samsung did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment, but told Xianguo that it will “carry out detailed investigations and tests to determine the cause of the incident.”Last year, a Galaxy S III owner in Dublin was driving in his car when the device caught fire. Cell phone safety is increasingly becoming an issue in Asia, where two cases of iPhone shock occurred within a week of each other this month. On July 11, a 23-year-old flight attendant with China Southern Airlines was allegedly electrocuted when she took a call on her Apple device while it was charging. She was reportedly using the original charger when she was killed.

Here is what the Lithium Ion Batteries did to their home:
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner woes put spotlight on lithium ion battery risks
BY KEN BENSINGER,Los Angeles Times

Chances are the same kind of battery that twice caught fire in Boeing 787 Dreamliners in recent weeks is in your pocket at this very moment.

Lithium ion batteries, small and powerful, have become the electricity storage device of choice. They are everywhere — in cellular phones, laptops, power tools, even cars. They allow us to talk, email and drill longer than ever possible in the past.

But the incidents that led to the grounding of the 787 fleet worldwide, and the decision by Boeing on Friday to temporarily halt all deliveries of the plane, have highlighted a troubling downside of these energy-dense dynamos: their tendency to occasionally burst into flames.

FOR THE RECORD: Dreamliner batteries: An article in the Jan. 19 Section A on lithium ion battery safety and the grounding of the Boeing 787 incorrectly described a fire in a Chevrolet Volt automobile. The battery did not ignite spontaneously; instead it burned after a crash test damaged the vehicle’s cooling system and the test car was left parked with the battery fully charged, eventually causing it to overheat. With investigators now working to determine the cause of the incidents, one on a Dreamliner on a Boston runway, the other forcing an emergency landing of a 787 in western Japan, the larger question of lithium ion safety has snapped into focus.

“Every battery can burn and every battery can be flammable,” said Mike Eskra, a Milwaukee-based battery development scientist who also works as a battery fire investigator for insurers. “But lithium ion batteries are more dangerous because they store more energy. It’s like a firecracker instead of a stick of dynamite.”

The casualty list is long. In recent years, tens of thousands of laptop batteries have been recalled due to the risk of fire or explosion. The 400-pound lithium ion battery on General Motors’ cutting-edge electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, burst into flames seemingly spontaneously while parked in 2011. And investigators blamed a cargo hold full of lithium ion batteries for a fire that
caused a UPS-operated 747 to crash shortly after takeoff from Dubai in late 2010.

That crash, which killed both pilots, is one of more than 100 incidents recorded by the Federal Aviation Administration linking lithium ion batteries to onboard fires over the last two decades. This month, new rules took effect limiting the transport of lithium ion batteries in aircraft. And the FAA had long prohibited use of the technology in commercial airplanes.

That changed in 2007, when it granted Boeing permission to use the batteries in the 787 under a number of conditions to ensure safety. For Boeing the lithium ion advantage was clear.

Thanks to their chemistry, the rechargeable batteries can store as much energy as a nickel metal hydride pack that’s 50% heavier, while charging and discharging faster than other battery types. That’s made them attractive for military applications such as the B-2 bomber and also for use on the International Space Station and the Mars Rover.

Lithium ion batteries enabled Boeing to swap out heavy hydraulic systems in the airframe for lightweight electronics and electric motors to operate systems like wing de-icers. That’s a key reason the Dreamliner burns 20% less fuel than other  wide-body aircraft.

The weight and power savings are exactly what made lithium ion batteries popular in other applications. In excess of 95% of mobile phone batteries worldwide are lithium ion, and without lithium ion, laptops couldn’t run anywhere near as long as they do without a recharge.

“They completely dominate the consumer market,” said Vishal Sapru, energy and power systems research manager at consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif.. He estimates that global sales of lithium ion batteries reached $14.7 billion last year, up from $9.6 billion in 2009, a 53% increase. Sapru  expects the market to soar to $50.7 billion by 2018. “No other battery chemistries are growing at that rate.”

But  lithium ion also has downsides. The batteries tend to have shorter life spans than older, more proven battery technologies. And although the price is falling, lithium ion is still more expensive than other batteries. Although some carmakers have embraced the technology, others, such as Toyota, have decided against it. Several makers of lithium ion auto batteries for electric vehicles have filed for bankruptcy last year because of weak demand.

Safety  experts also have concerns. Because lithium ion batteries can store more energy, and discharge it more quickly, than other batteries, lithium ion cells can get  mch hotter than other technologies in the event of an overcharge or the external application of a heat source. Larger applications, such as the 63-pound batteries on the 787, incorporate multiple cells and the heat can spread rapidly from cell to cell, a chain reaction called “thermal runaway.”

And while other types of batteries use a water-based electrolyte in each cell,  lithium ion relies on a highly flammable solvent. When heated up, that solvent  tends to vaporize, spraying the burnable gas into the surrounding air. As a result, lithium ion battery fires burn extremely hot, as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Those conditions were blamed for an explosion at a General Motors battery testing lab last April that caused $5 million in damage and sent one person to the hospital.  GM said flammable gas had vented from an experimental lithium ion battery that  heated up during extreme testing.

“Lithium ion is very controversial in the safety engineering space,” said Brian Barnett, vice president for battery technology at Tiax, a technology firm in Lexington,  Mass. He spoke last month at a conference on battery safety in Las Vegas, where more than three-quarters of the presentations focused on lithium ion batteries.

The cause of the fires in the two Dreamliners has still not been determined and neither Boeing nor the Japanese company that made the batteries, GS Yuasa, have publicly commented on likely factors. Boeing subjected the batteries on the  plane to thousands of hours of testing and installed numerous safety systems specific to the batteries.

“We have high confidence in the safety of the 787 and stand squarely behind its integrity as the newest addition to our product family,” Boeing Chief Executive im McNerny said Friday.

Barnett and others emphasize that it’s not uncommon to see problems in relatively new technologies. But they add that most lithium ion fires are caused by an external problem, such as a bad circuit or a software glitch that leads to overcharging.  Another common problem in consumer electronics is the use of low-cost wiring and other components that can overheat and spark or catch fire next to the battery itself.

Eskra,  the battery fire investigator, said he’s seen fires started by Chinese-made toys that use lithium ion batteries hooked up to chargers designed for nickel cadmium r nickel metal hydride batteries. Manufacturing errors, including allowing tiny metal particles to contaminate cells, can cause dangerous shorts, although they are exceedingly rare.

“Somebody tried to cut corners somewhere,” he said, noting that most lithium ion fires are caused by a tiny part that malfunctioned somewhere along the line and are easily resolved. “It’s a $2 fix, but it takes half a million dollars in research to
figure out what it is.”

Sometimes  the problem is more persistent. In 2006, Sony announced a global recall of more than 10 million lithium ion laptop batteries used in a variety of laptop computers after more than a dozen fires, and two years later issued a second  recall.

“This is a battery type that is only one of hundreds of possible batteries but this particular type was pushed by a few companies and investors so they could make money off it at the risk of public injury or death…”

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THIS IS AN ACTUAL BOEING BATTERY
“2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny
Carli Brosseau Arizona Daily Star

When a test of a lithium-ion battery charger turned into an inferno at Securaplane Technologies Inc. in 2006, temperatures reached as high as 1,200
degrees and three waves of firefighters failed to save the building.  An employee of the Oro Valley company blasted the flaming battery with a fire
extinguisher to no effect.  Two hours later, the galvanized metal roof collapsed, and the 10,000 square-foot building was a total loss.

It’s a fire that federal safety regulators are taking another look at now,  since Securaplane provides two key battery components to the Boeing 787
Dreamliner, the start-power and battery-charger units. Records from local Golder Ranch Fire Department, the first of three fire departments to respond to  the blaze, describe “an uncontrolled thermal reaction (that) caused the battery  to vent and this venting caused the ignition to various items and fixtures  throughout the test lab area.”

“The electrical technician who was performing a test on the battery when it exploded likened the experience to being near a jet after-burner.
Electrolytes from inside the battery were shooting 10 feet into the air, the former Securaplane employee, Michael Leon, said in an interview Friday. “The
magnitude of that energy is indescribable.”

“The fire stands as a graphic illustration of the power stored within energy-dense lithium-ion batteries and the potential consequences if something
goes awry.  It also highlights the importance and delicacy of the quality-control measures applied to a novel – and potentially explosive – technology, a
technology now allowed, under special conditions, to be used as the main and auxiliary power source of certain aircraft.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the company’s newest and most energy-efficient plane, uses two lithium-ion batteries. After two battery-related incidents in the past month, the 50 Dreamliners distributed so far have been grounded.”

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“Whistleblower: Dreamliner LITHIUM ION Batteries Could Explode

He says he was fired after warning about battery problems
By Christopher Freeburn, InvestorPlace Writer

Boeing‘s (NYSE:BA) new 787 Dreamliner could end up being a nightmare for the aircraft giant.

A former senior engineering technician at Securaplane Technologies, which makes the charging system for the lithium-ion batteries used in 787 Dreamliners, told CNBC that the batteries are defective and liable to explode if they overheat.”

” Lithium-ion batteries are heat intolerant, according to a potential whistleblower familiar with…
Lithium-ion batteries are heat intolerant, according to a potential whistleblower familiar with their technology. “Too much heat on those things,
they will go into a thermal runaway, they will explode.” The informant, a former senior engineering technician of Securaplane Technologies, was fired in 2007 for repeated misconduct, but he says it was in retaliation for voicing concerns about the batteries. The NTSB acknowledges that the lithium-ion batteries in Boeing’s (BA) Dreamliner experienced a thermal runaway, but insists there’s no connection between the incident and the whistleblower’s claims. “
“The Japan Transport Safety Board makes a number of interim points. This battery, unlike one that burst into flames in a Japan Airlines 787 earlier in
January, did not actually ignite. It experienced a thermal runaway, as a result of a build up of heat, yet the materials affected did not start burning. While the semantics might escape the casual observer the safety investigator  said:-

“The battery was destroyed in a process called thermal runaway, in which the heat builds up to the point where it becomes uncontrollable.

“But it is still not known what caused the uncontrollable high temperature”.

In simple language, uncontrollable rises in temperature will if uncontrolled most likely result in a fire, including one that can burn through structural
composites and alloys, and prove almost uncontrollable by fire fighters,  even on the ground.

It took a Boston airport fire brigade detachment 99 minutes to put out the Japan Airlines fire using equipment unavailable if the airliner was hours away
from an emergency landing strip in the high arctic or north Pacific, which that particular flight had only recently traversed before the fire broke out after
landing.

he Japan air safety investigator said the wire supposed to ground or discharge static electricity build ups in the battery had been severed meaning
it had experienced abnormal levels of current.

However as also confirmed by the early stage of the US incident investigation into the Japan Airlines fire, this large lithium-ion battery had not experienced a voltage surge, and had so far as flight data recordings could tell, had been  operating normally immediately before the emergency landing.

Expect the news release in Japan to cause more tension between those who want the 787s to fly again pending a full understanding of the causes and cures in these incidents, and independent safety investigators who will recommend to  safety regulators like the FAA a continuation of the grounding”

“One aspect that may confuse some people relates to the decision to use this particular type of battery. The danger posed by it has been evident by a lengthy and documented list of disturbing events in recent years. They include many thousands of batteries used in laptops being recalled, because of
determined risks of fire or explosion. General Motors were also placed in the battery limelight. In 2011, the 400 pounds Lithium ion battery in their Chevrolet Volt apparently was subject to spontaneous combustion when it burst into flames, while reportedly in a parked vehicle. In 2010, a UPS-operated Boeing 747 crashed just after take-off from Dubai. Investigators placed the blame on a cargo hold that contained Lithium ion batteries, for a fire that caused the incident.”

A number of incidents of cell phones  with lithium ion batteries blowing up in peoples pockets, notebook computers blowing up in peoples briefcases and other shocking fires have been deeply documented.
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LITHIUM ION BATERIES BLOWING UP ON THEIR OWN
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FISKERS CARS THAT BLEW UP AND BURST INTO FLAMES JUST BECAUSE THEIR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES GOT WET
“Here is where they make some of these batteries, in forced labor camps: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/01/13/china-s-labor-pains.html     Because, as we all know, chinese prostitutes are the best choice to make the things that keep our airplanes in the air and our cars on the road. The silicon valley venture capital guys front these batteries because they have such cheap labor to give them great profits.. quality control? not so much…”

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NHTSA DEMAND LETTER

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ADDITIONAL DATA:

Additional Mechanical Failures of the Tesla. Some could lead to lock-in during fire:

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Mocking web image, below, highlights acknowledgement of high volume of Tesla drivers drinking and driving:

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Image, below, shows that the battery compartment of Tesla has more impact points to cause ignition that any other electric car:IMPACT

The Chevy Volt did a recall because of the lithium ion dangers and added extra steel, (image below) around the lithium ion chamber but they had already acknowledged this danger by burying the lithium ion deep within the body of the car without exposing it to the outside edges like Tesla does:Volt_Strucg_492x0_q85_crop-smart

The following article (image below:) indicates that Tesla was in violation of federal law when it applied for DOE funds, which required that a company was not about to go bankrupt. Musk, herein states that he WAS about to go bankrupt when he applied. Additionally, he states that he front-loading his friends contracts to grab all the federal cash at a bankruptcy. This seems to indicate that safety due diligence data was being manipulated, along with federal law, on behalf of Tesla investors. Tjis calls into question, all data has submitted, or will submit, relative to honesty.

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Exclusive: Tesla Model S charging system may have started garage fire – California fire dept
BY BERNIE WOODALL AND NORIHIKO SHIROUZU
Wed Dec 18, 2013

(Reuters) – A fire department in Southern California said a garage fire may have been caused by an overheated charging system in a Tesla Model S sedan, in the latest link between the top selling electric car and the potential for fire.

While Tesla Motors Inc maintains that the fire was not related to the car or its charging system, the Orange County Fire Authority said the Tesla-supplied charging system or the connection at the electricity panel on the wall of the garage of a single-family home could have caused the fire.

“The fire occurred as a result of an electrical failure in the charging system for an electric vehicle,” said a report by the fire authority, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. The report also emphasizes that the cause of the fire is unclear.

“The most probable cause of this fire is a high resistance connection at the wall socket or the Universal Mobile Connector from the Tesla charging system” which was plugged into a 240-volt wall socket, the report said.

The fire occurred on November 15 in Irvine, California. The possible link between the fire and the Tesla Model S was not reported previously.

The garage fire is not related to three road fires in Model S sedans that occurred in October and November and which caused Tesla’s stock to fall sharply last month. The road fires occurred in Washington state, Tennessee and Mexico.

In the U.S. incidents, Model S sedans caught fire after running over road debris. In Mexico, a Model S caught fire after striking a concrete wall. U.S. regulators are investigating the cause of the U.S. road fires, which caused the high-flying stock of the “green” car maker to fall from a high of $194.50 in late September to under $120 in late November.On Wednesday, Tesla shares fell 2.9 percent to close at $147.98 on the Nasdaq.  The November residential fire on the campus of the University of California-Irvine caused $25,000 of damage to the garage and its contents, but the Model S sustained only smoke damage, and no one in the house was injured, according to the Orange County Fire Authority’s report.

A Tesla representative disagreed on Wednesday with some of the report’s findings. “We looked into the incident,” said Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean. “We can say it absolutely was not the car, the battery or the charging electronics.”

She added: “The cable was fine on the vehicle side. All the damage was on the wall side. “A review of the car’s logs showed that the battery had been charging normally, and there were no fluctuations in temperature or malfunctions within the battery or the charge electronics,” said Jarvis-Shean.

The owner of the Model S, who lives at the Irvine residence, had parked the car in the garage the evening of November 14, plugged the cord from the vehicle into the 240-volt wall socket, and set a timer to begin the flow of electricity to the car’s on-board batteries at midnight. She noticed a fire just before 3 a.m. and called for help. Fire crews put out the blaze quickly.

Some cardboard boxes stacked near the point of connection between the Tesla Model S charging system and the connection to the 240-volt outlet helped the fire spread, the report said. (Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Detroit and Norihiko Shirouzu in Beijing; editing by Matthew Lewis)

VIDEO EVIDENCE:

TESLA STRIKING ROAD DEBRIS NEAR FREMONT, CALIFORNIA:

LITHIUM ION BATTERY PACK SPONTANEOUS EXPLOSION

NETWORK TV NEWS REPORTS:

LITHIUM ION DANGER:

BATTERY CELL TEST: Notice that in the following movie, the lithium ion battery like Tesla uses starts exploding just when the insides are exposed to air and ALSO when it gets wet:

TESLA ISSUE

TESLA STAFF VIDEO: Here is a video made by Tesla’s own employees about their product:

You can also see it at:

http://tinypic.com/r/7295hs/6

WATCH THIS VIDEO OF A TESLA BURNING AND BLOWING UP BECAUSE OF BATTERY
SHOCK IN A CRASH.

Questioning the validity of the German “Safety Report”

Re-Quoted from:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3098653/posts

Hard to Take the German Absolution of Tesla Fires Seriously
NLPC ^ | December 5, 2013 | Paul Chesser

Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 10:31:19 PM by jazusamo

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Following incidents in Washington state, Mexico andTennessee, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it would probe fires that occurred recently over a six week period in Tesla Motors’ electric Model S.

And this week, as revealed in a Detroit News story, the NHTSA looks like they’re serious – at least more serious than Germany’s transportation safety authority.

Why bring up Germany? Because as the regulatory heat bears down in the U.S. on Tesla and high-profile CEO Elon Musk, they have trotted out the Eastern Europe nation to demonstrate that they’ve been absolved of any culpability in the fires. The media that has mostly fawned over the electric automaker helpfully amplified the development, which certainly Musk welcomed. He even got a slight recovery in the company stock price as a result.

On Monday Tesla posted a press release that claimed the company received an inquiry from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority about the three fires. While the NHTSA seems intent on conducting a thorough investigation (I’ll get to those details momentarily), the Germans have already wrapped up their inquiry! The result: After Tesla provided “data and additional information” and the Germans “reviewed Tesla’s responses to their inquiries,” they determined that “no manufacturer-related defects could be found. Therefore, no further measures under the German Product Safety Act are deemed necessary.”

Tesla posted a copy of the letter from the German Transport Authority – which is addressed to what appears to be the company’s local legal counsel – with the translation into English in the press release. Four things beg for explanation:

  • The letter is dated Nov. 27, which is only about three weeks after the most recent fire. Such a rapid conclusion to an inquiry would seem to be a new record for governmental efficiency looking into complicated, sensitive matters such as this.
  • The letter references a phone call earlier in the day with the attorney. What was that discussion about, that the Transport Authority immediately issued its exculpatory letter the same day?
  • Tesla blacked out the identity and contact information of the Transport Authority representative who wrote the letter. Why?
  • It’s apparent the German authority depended only on limited information supplied to it by Tesla (“According to the documents, no manufacturer-related defects could be found”). So it’s hard to give their “investigation” much credibility.

Compare that to what the US NHTSA is asking for. As the Detroit News reported Tuesday, the safety agency has requested that Tesla turn over detailed records of all consumer complaints, field reports, warranty claims and property damage claims related to the fires.

“Describe in detail all possible consequences to the vehicle from an impact to the subject component that damages the battery,” wrote NHTSA vehicle integrity chief D. Scott Yon. “Describe in detail how these possible consequences were addressed in the design of the (Model S) and the limits of that design to prevent damage to the propulsion battery, stalling and fires.”

The newspaper reported that Yon also asked for the results of all Tesla’s tests, studies, and investigations to review the battery fires and the alleged defect, and information about whether Tesla made any changes to the Model S to address the possible defect of roadway debris sparking fires in the battery packs. He also wants detailed records of vehicles at the time of the incidents, owner contact information, and all communication to owners or regional officers that the company plans to issue in the next four months.

The letter was dated November 27, and Tesla has until January 14 to respond. That’s about 50 days just to gather the information – more than twice as long as it took the Germans to collect, analyze and conclude their “inquiry” that “cleared” Tesla.

Tesla has carefully controlled information that’s been released about the fires, including statements from the Model S owners. For the most part media reports have derived from these. It makes you wonder if there is some sort of non-disclosure agreement between the company and its vehicle owners.

For example, in early October – shortly after the first fire in Kent, Wash. – Musk posted an essay on Tesla’s blog that explained how the Model S “struck a large metal object” that caused damage.

“A curved section that fell off a semi-trailer was recovered from the roadway near where the accident occurred and, according to the road crew that was on the scene, appears to be the culprit,” Musk explained. “The geometry of the object caused a powerful lever action as it went under the car, punching upward and impaling the Model S with a peak force on the order of 25 tons. Only a force of this magnitude would be strong enough to punch a 3-inch diameter hole through the quarter inch armor plate protecting the base of the vehicle.”

Maybe so, but for all the physical explanations Musk has tried to present, no photos of the large metal object have been produced. Nor are there any pictures – that are reasonably findable on the Web, at least – of the tow hitch that was accused of causing the Model S fire in Tennessee. In such a hotly scrutinized case you’d think Musk would be parading the evidence if it existed, but he hasn’t.

In the same blog post Musk went to great lengths to argue a conventional gasoline powered car, in the same circumstances, could have experienced a far worse fate.

“A typical gasoline car only has a thin metal sheet protecting the underbody, leaving it vulnerable to destruction of the fuel supply lines or fuel tank, which causes a pool of gasoline to form and often burn the entire car to the ground,” he wrote.

But the crash data doesn’t support that. As Justin Hyde of Yahoo!’s automotive Web site Motoramic wrote in early November, “Even though it has fewer electric cars on the road than its competitors (such as the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf), none have reported similar fires after crashes. And while liquid-fueled vehicles suffer about 170,000 such fires every year, federal data show they take place in only 0.1 percent of all crashes.”

Tesla’s control freakishness is also reflected in how the Model S owners who were fire victims. Has any independent journalist interviewed them? Below Musk’s blog post was a portion of an email exchange between Tesla’s vice president for sales and service and Rob Carlson, the Washington driver. The VP’s missive came off as a carefully crafted (lawyered?) explanation of how the fire occurred and that the Model S’s safety protections “operated correctly.” In reply, Carlson supported Tesla’s response to the incident and said, “I am still a big fan of your car and look forward to getting back into one.” Then he revealed that he is an investor in Tesla – so certainly a critical response on his part would not have helped the value of the shares he owns!

While not exactly tanking, Musk likely felt some anxiety (and investor pressure) when the company’s stock dropped from almost $200 earlier this year to about $120 the last couple of weeks, after the fires. Publicly Musk has said Tesla’s share price was overpriced anyway (he’s right), but at the same time, what executive wants to see a rapid drop like he’s seen? Not a moment too soon, this week he discovered a way to turn the German “inquiry” of the Model S fires into a Wall Street bump – the stock is up to almost $139 this morning.

As for the American investigation, time – and a serious examination – will tell whether Tesla needs to revisit its Model S design or not. Before the fires NHTSA still gave it a top safety rating, which seemed more like it was joining the irrational exuberance party rather than an accurate evaluation. The signs point to the agency taking this a lot more seriously than the Germans did, but then again, this is the Obama administration we’re talking about, which has relentlessly protected and subsidized the electric vehicle industry.

Paul Chesser is an associate fellow for the National Legal and Policy Center and publishes CarolinaPlottHound.com , an aggregator of North Carolina news.

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Samsung exploding Lithium ion Galaxy COVER-UP Expose proves Danger of Lithium ion! Lithium ion and Cover-Ups seem to go hand-in-hand. Samsung tries to silence user whose S4 caught fire, it doesn’t go over well

08 December 2013

Oh Samsung, you tried to have a YouTube video pulled after it showed a Galaxy S4 that caught fire while charging but this is about to blow up in your PR and legal teams face after you sent a ‘hush’ document to the user.

Here’s the deal, YouTube user GhostlyRich posted a video on YouTube in early December that showed that his Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire while charging. While the battery did not explode (thankfully) you can clearly see the charging port is burnt. To no surprise, a burnt charging point rendered the device useless and seeing that the Phone is still under warranty, you would think Samsung would simply exchange the device and make good with the consumer to fix the issue.

Wrong. What Samsung has done, foolishly, is sent the user a document saying that they will exchange his defective device only after he pulls his initial video from YouTube. If Samsung was unaware of how the Internet works, it’s about to find out that trying to quiet the user will result in a black eye for the company.

Yes, we can understand why a company would want keep this type of incident quiet but anyone who has a basic understanding of the Internet will tell you that once it’s posted to the web, there is no way to delete it. Sure, removing the video might keep it a bit quieter, but that would likely only raise more suspicion in the long run with the followers of that YouTube channel.

Samsung has goofed up big time as the original YouTube video, at the time of this posting, had 45,000 views and the video showing the Samsung demand letter, well, it has over 277,000 views.

The video discussing the letter and the incident is posted above and is worth a watch. It goes to show what Samsung will do anything to keep its S4 issues off the radar but in this case, it has completely backfired. Not to mention that having to sign a contract to execute a warranty is borderline unethical for the circumstances of this incident.

Additionally, the lithium ion in Apple iPad Tablets are exploding:

iPad Air explodes, erupting with smoke and flames in retail …

The appeal of Apple’s sleek and slender new iPad Air is significantly diminished when it explodes and pours out flames along with so much smoke that the fire department has to be called in to extinguish the blaze.

news.yahoo.com/ipad-air-explodes-erupting-smoke-flames…

iPad Air EXPLODES leading to mobile phone shop evacuation …

Shop is evacuated and fire brigade are called after brand new iPad Air EXPLODES and fills mobile phone store with smoke . Sparks and smoke flew from device released on November 1

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2492189/iPad-Air-EXPLODES-…

iPad Air EXPLODES INTO FIREBALL as terrified fanbois flee …

iPad Air EXPLODES INTO FIREBALL as terrified fanbois flee Apple Store Charred fondleslab removed by Apple minion for testing

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iPad Air explodes at retail store in Australia

An Apple iPad Air reportedly exploded at a Vodafone retail store in Canberra, Australia, prompting the need to call the fire department to put out the flames and smoke.

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A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was evacuated and firefighters were called in after the explosion of an Apple iPad Air inside the store resulted in the release of smoke that filled the retail establishment.

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What kind of battery did they put in the Apple ipad AIR?
LITHIUM!!!!!!!!
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Hard to Take the German Absolution of Tesla Fires Seriously

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Following incidents in Washington state, Mexico and Tennessee, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it would probe fires that occurred recently over a six week period in Tesla Motors’ electric Model S.

And this week, as revealed in a Detroit News story, the NHTSA looks like they’re serious – at least more serious than Germany’s transportation safety authority.

Why bring up Germany? Because as the regulatory heat bears down in the U.S. on Tesla and high-profile CEO Elon Musk, they have trotted out the Eastern Europe nation to demonstrate that they’ve been absolved of any culpability in the fires. The media that has mostly fawned over the electric automaker helpfully amplified the development, which certainly Musk welcomed. He even got a slight recovery in the company stock price as a result.

On Monday Tesla posted a press release that claimed the company received an inquiry from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority about the three fires. While the NHTSA seems intent on conducting a thorough investigation (I’ll get to those details momentarily), the Germans have already wrapped up their inquiry! The result: After Tesla provided “data and additional information” and the Germans “reviewed Tesla’s responses to their inquiries,” they determined that “no manufacturer-related defects could be found. Therefore, no further measures under the German Product Safety Act are deemed necessary.”

Tesla posted a copy of the letter from the German Transport Authority – which is addressed to what appears to be the company’s local legal counsel – with the translation into English in the press release. Four things beg for explanation:

  • The letter is dated Nov. 27, which is only about three weeks after the most recent fire. Such a rapid conclusion to an inquiry would seem to be a new record for governmental efficiency looking into complicated, sensitive matters such as this.
  • The letter references a phone call earlier in the day with the attorney. What was that discussion about, that the Transport Authority immediately issued its exculpatory letter the same day?
  • Tesla blacked out the identity and contact information of the Transport Authority representative who wrote the letter. Why?
  • It’s apparent the German authority depended only on limited information supplied to it by Tesla (“According to the documents, no manufacturer-related defects could be found”). So it’s hard to give their “investigation” much credibility.

Compare that to what the US NHTSA is asking for. As the Detroit Newsreported Tuesday, the safety agency has requested that Tesla turn over detailed records of all consumer complaints, field reports, warranty claims and property damage claims related to the fires.

“Describe in detail all possible consequences to the vehicle from an impact to the subject component that damages the battery,” wrote NHTSA vehicle integrity chief D. Scott Yon. “Describe in detail how these possible consequences were addressed in the design of the (Model S) and the limits of that design to prevent damage to the propulsion battery, stalling and fires.”

The newspaper reported that Yon also asked for the results of all Tesla’s tests, studies, and investigations to review the battery fires and the alleged defect, and information about whether Tesla made any changes to the Model S to address the possible defect of roadway debris sparking fires in the battery packs. He also wants detailed records of vehicles at the time of the incidents, owner contact information, and all communication to owners or regional officers that the company plans to issue in the next four months.

The letter was dated November 27, and Tesla has until January 14 to respond. That’s about 50 days just to gather the information – more than twice as long as it took the Germans to collect, analyze and conclude their “inquiry” that “cleared” Tesla.

Tesla has carefully controlled information that’s been released about the fires, including statements from the Model S owners. For the most part media reports have derived from these. It makes you wonder if there is some sort of non-disclosure agreement between the company and its vehicle owners.

For example, in early October – shortly after the first fire in Kent, Wash. – Musk posted an essay on Tesla’s blog that explained how the Model S “struck a large metal object” that caused damage.

“A curved section that fell off a semi-trailer was recovered from the roadway near where the accident occurred and, according to the road crew that was on the scene, appears to be the culprit,” Musk explained. “The geometry of the object caused a powerful lever action as it went under the car, punching upward and impaling the Model S with a peak force on the order of 25 tons. Only a force of this magnitude would be strong enough to punch a 3-inch diameter hole through the quarter inch armor plate protecting the base of the vehicle.”

Maybe so, but for all the physical explanations Musk has tried to present, no photos of the large metal object have been produced. Nor are there any pictures – that are reasonably findable on the Web, at least – of the tow hitch that was accused of causing the Model S fire in Tennessee. In such a hotly scrutinized case you’d think Musk would be parading the evidence if it existed, but he hasn’t.

In the same blog post Musk went to great lengths to argue a conventional gasoline powered car, in the same circumstances, could have experienced a far worse fate.

“A typical gasoline car only has a thin metal sheet protecting the underbody, leaving it vulnerable to destruction of the fuel supply lines or fuel tank, which causes a pool of gasoline to form and often burn the entire car to the ground,” he wrote.

But the crash data doesn’t support that. As Justin Hyde of Yahoo!’s automotive Web site Motoramic wrote in early November, “Even though it has fewer electric cars on the road than its competitors (such as the Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf), none have reported similar fires after crashes. And while liquid-fueled vehicles suffer about 170,000 such fires every year, federal data show they take place in only 0.1 percent of all crashes.”

Tesla’s control freakishness is also reflected in how the Model S owners who were fire victims. Has any independent journalist interviewed them? Below Musk’s blog post was a portion of an email exchange between Tesla’s vice president for sales and service and Rob Carlson, the Washington driver. The VP’s missive came off as a carefully crafted (lawyered?) explanation of how the fire occurred and that the Model S’s safety protections “operated correctly.” In reply, Carlson supported Tesla’s response to the incident and said, “I am still a big fan of your car and look forward to getting back into one.” Then he revealed that he is an investor in Tesla – so certainly a critical response on his part would not have helped the value of the shares he owns!

While not exactly tanking, Musk likely felt some anxiety (and investor pressure) when the company’s stock dropped from almost $200 earlier this year to about $120 the last couple of weeks, after the fires. Publicly Musk has said Tesla’s share price was overpriced anyway (he’s right), but at the same time, what executive wants to see a rapid drop like he’s seen? Not a moment too soon, this week he discovered a way to turn the German “inquiry” of the Model S fires into a Wall Street bump – the stock is up to almost $139 this morning.

As for the American investigation, time – and a serious examination – will tell whether Tesla needs to revisit its Model S design or not. Before the fires NHTSA still gave it a top safety rating, which seemed more like it was joining the irrational exuberance party rather than an accurate evaluation. The signs point to the agency taking this a lot more seriously than the Germans did, but then again, this is the Obama administration we’re talking about, which has relentlessly protected and subsidized the electric vehicle industry.

[Originally posted on the National Legal and Policy Center]

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Tesla Safety Challenged! The Facts:

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Deadly Smoke and Fumes. If the crash and fire don’t kill you now, the toxins in the deadly smoke fumes kill you later.

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(See all that smoke in the TESLA  fire, above? That smoke is filled with deadly toxins from burning lithium ion combined with plastics. Why does Tesla say nothing about this in it’s buyer documents? See all the cars stuck in traffic in the smoke plume? Do those innocent drivers, and their families, that have to sit there, behind the fire and in the smoke, appreciate having to breath in deadly vapors? See the fireman with the Full-Hazmat breathing apparatus on? He knows it sucks.)

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Per the IJES via the State School of Chemical Engineering and Technology of China:

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(Image above: New tests can see the cancer causing chemicals that got in your body from a Tesla fire from just two strands of your hair or one drop of blood or one swab of saliva. You can’t hide product toxic poisoning anymore.)

There are a vast number of MSDS disclosure forms and technical product documents from the feds, the battery companies, the FAA, the TSA, the SME, The IEEE and tons of others say that “Lithium ion batteries will explode and they will give off toxic gas”.

Why were the Tesla’s not equipped with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers as required? Why was a simple sheet of soft metal placed between the explosives and a “thousands-of-pound-per-sq.-ft. impact surface” (the road)? Was the car actually engineered or did Musk just doodle it out on the back of a napkin? You can hit the edge or front of the car and it will go off. The reason “Elon Musk stands behind Tesla” is because they usually blow up starting from the front.

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TESLA COVER UP



Lithium Ion goes boom when it gets wet, poked, charged, used or pretty much gets unhappy for no apparent reason. All those car hulks, below, lined up next to each other are lithium ion electric piles of burned up $100K, per pile, cars, Nice huh? They are going to great lengths to cover that fact up:

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Those images above show many different lithium ion electric car fires. Why is this being covered up? By whom? So far, most Tesla’s have been acquired by Tesla Fan Boys and their own investors to pump up the numbers. This has prevented a number of “thermal events” from getting reported.

WHAT!!!? You don’t think that’s enough burning Tesla’s? Well here’s some more, the next one is from Boston:

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Not enough burning Tesla’s?

Stand by…

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Tell The U.S. Government to order Tesla to remove all Lithium Ion chemicals from it’s cars! Is someone telling the NTSB not to do their job? Who?

TESLA CAN LOCK DOORS ON ITS OWN- BURNING ALIVE = BAD THING!

You can read a number of postings online about the continual failure of the Tesla electronic door handles and door locks. How might fire increase these failure-to-unlock issues. Is it possible your own Tesla could lock you, and your family, INSIDE the car when it catches fire? How was this tested in the safety tests, or was it even tested?

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The Tesla Defects seem to be multiplying.

Roberta- (A Mother)

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Lithium ion = Bad Stuff

Notice that in the following movie, the lithium ion battery like Tesla uses starts exploding just when the insides are exposed to air and ALSO when it gets wet:

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Another Tesla Movie

So you think: “OK, I would never drive my Tesla over any metal or bumpy roads so I never need to worry about that”, Well, that’s what this Tesla driver thought:

Watch the left side of the screen along the meridian wall. You can recognize the Tesla by the round open mouth grill.

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No matter what kind of a persnickety, self-centered, rich douche-kinda guy you are: Your Tesla is eventually going to hit a pot-hole, bottom-out or hit some crap in the road and then: fire and toxic smoke!

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SHOCKER EXCLUSIVE!!!!! Tesla “battery supply” problem -NOT. Battery explosion problem- YES.

“The napalm-like lava that is burning lithium-ion, combined with burning Tesla plastic, can eat through your entire face in about 2.5 seconds and it is nearly impossible to extinguish. This is not good stuff. They tried it on pig-corpses, ugly results.

There are over 1000 different ways to store electricity. Lithium ion is the worst. The faster a car goes, the more likely it is to crash and to flip over in a crash. Tesla is the fastest car so it will crash more and flip over more. People that drive Tesla’s are, generally, arrogant yuppie males with ego issues who want to go fast and show off. That makes crashes even more likely. While you are driving around on a carpet of deadly lithium ion, buried in the floorboards of the Tesla at your feet, and the car suddenly flips over, you are now trapped under a ceiling of burning lithium ion that firefighters can’t extinguish and your face burns off. This is like flouridation of water controversy; this chemical was specified because a certain group is making money off of this chemical. Over time, each battery has a higher and higher chance of “going off” because the charging demands of a car combined with the degradation offset of a single lithium ion battery is high in normal circumstanc