Tesla, the final days, part 2

  1. I gathered sufficient expertise in the electric vehicle field and sufficient contacts to gain a unique perspective on it, and useful insights about what it needs and where it’s going.
  2. I attempted on countless occasions to deliver the fruit of those insights and experience to people positioned well enough to take action on them. All across the country, and thrice including Puerto Rico.
  3. My constructive input went unheeded, and largely unanswered. Because I’d vetted the suggestions I had through almost a dozen industry-specific PhD’s, I thought the reason for this might be because of financial interests. It does generally cost something to implement suggestions.
  4. As a result of #3, I reluctantly offered my work for free, reasoning that there would hardly be objection on financial grounds if I just gave it up in the interests of environmentalism.
  5. Due most probably to the principle, “what doesn’t have a price tag isn’t valued” my work went largely unreviewed.
  6. I then sold everything of value that I owned and completed the second portion of my field research using a 2017 Chevy Bolt I leased through the Maven program out of Washington, D.C.
  7. After completing that second 43,000 mile second 48-contiguous state capitol road trip, and receiving no feedback from Maven or GM, aside from an inert connection to Sigal Cordeiro (Vice President of Urban Mobility & Maven at General Motors), I determined that my second choice, General Motors, would be no more effective than Tesla had been as my first choice of contact.

546.45 miles per day on average

  1. dying and winding up facing the judgment of God
  2. dying and finding out it really is a video game and that everyone who has ever lived is sitting there watching — ready to laugh at the idiocy I see all around me or perhaps clap me on the back for doing the best I could.

Tuesday, 1/28/20, 4:20PM

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I’m a sustainability advocate working to promote proliferation and understanding of electric vehicles and photovoltaic technology. Please send your questions!

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I’m a sustainability advocate working to promote proliferation and understanding of electric vehicles and photovoltaic technology. Please send your questions!

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