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What It’s Like to Own a Tesla (With Just a Dollop of Hyperbole)

You’ve heard the buzz about Tesla Motors. The 5.4 out of 5 safety rating [1] it received from the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration for its Model S. Its aggressive plan to build a $5 billion gigabattery factory, than build perhaps hundreds more. Its battles with auto retailers that have used antiquated anti-combine laws to block an upstart competitor. But trust popular online comic The Oatmeal to rechristen the Model S as a “magical space car,” an “Electric CruiseBeast,” or an “Intergalactic SpaceBoat of Light and Wonder.” Who says being a climate and energy wonk means never getting a chance to laugh out loud?

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