Some Tesla owners are done with the electric-car brand over Elon Musk’s antics.
Musk was always outspoken, but lately, he’s become increasingly political and controversial.
We spoke to three Tesla owners who say Musk has made them rethink their relationship with the brand.
A self-described former Tesla fanboy, Bob Perkowitz was among the first few thousand people to reserve a Model S way back in 2009. He took delivery in 2012 and eventually upgraded to a 2017 edition of the same sedan.
Perkowitz says he hasn’t bought a new Tesla because of Musk’s right-wing views, his tumultuous Twitter acquisition, and his radical emphasis on free speech, which Perkowitz believes will allow misinformation to run rampant on Twitter.
“Elon was a really good reason to buy the car,” Perkowitz told Insider. “He had a great brand. He is not such a great brand anymore.”
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