Environmental activists, known as the Tyre Extinguishers, targeted a Tesla in Bristol, deflating its tyres to protest against “gas-guzzling” cars. The Telegraph has more.
The owner was out walking his dog while the group deflated his tyres and left their signature leaflet on the windscreen, which states: “Your gas guzzler kills.”
It does not mark the first time the activists have seemingly erroneously deflated the tyres of electric vehicles, with a similar incident on a Tesla in the London area of Notting Hill last year.
The Tyre Extinguishers have previously said they want to “strike fear” into owners of “gas guzzling” SUVs.
The owner of the all-electric environmentally friendly Tesla said the incident had “something comical about it” but that he still felt “slightly violated”.
He told the BBC: “It’s ironic, because I was trying to do the right thing by buying an electric car. It’s ridiculous and inconvenient.” …
In the same incident, the car of Mark Moran MBE, the Chief Executive of Hydrate for Health Ltd, also had his tyres let down. …
He said there was “no debate” we need to help improve the environment, but said that the Tyre Extinguishers did not understand that the cost to the climate of replacing the tyres was “far in excess of any saving their smugness will make”.