Oil is for Losers. Tulsa wants Tesla

May 24, 2020

Following Elon Musk’s recent public threat to leave California, he’s being courted by unlikely suitors in the Petro-Belt.

Tulsa World:

An icon from Tulsa’s pioneering past was used Wednesday to send an unmistakable message to Tesla founder Elon Musk that the city is ready to partner with him to transform the future.

Mayor G.T. Bynum, local celebrities and Tesla enthusiasts gathered at the foot of the Tulsa Driller at Expo Square to unveil a new look for the 76-foot-tall reminder of the city’s rich energy history. For the immediate future, the Driller’s belt buckle — which usually says “TULSA” — will read “TESLA,” and his chest will proudly display the company’s logo. The rugged features of his face will disappear beneath the countenance of Musk himself.

3 Responses to “Oil is for Losers. Tulsa wants Tesla”

  1. neilrieck Says:

    Wow. Mayor G.T. Bynum (reminds me of P.T. Barnum) is such an opportunist.

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Amazing how the greedy rich chase each other around in order to make even more money. Be sure to promise all kinds of tax breaks to Musk, Bynum.

  3. gmrmt Says:

    Yipes! Like Elon didn’t have a big enough ego. The threats mean nothing. Tesla needs more production capacity, period. If they can dangle “exclusive” Tesla production in front of Texas to get them to repeal their law that forces all auto sales to be done through dealerships all the better. But it doesn’t have to be Texas if other states will give them the usual ridiculous breaks that other corporations get.
    Plus there’s a lot of red staters that automatically dismiss electric vehicles as ‘girly’ and ‘liberal’. Getting them to try out the acceleration of a Tesla will probably change their minds. This might explaing the “Murica!” tweets the Elon has been putting out the last few months over the pandemic.
    I trust he realisses that if a fresh cluster breaks out at his plant it will be shut down again and all the childish tweets in the world won’t reopen it again until the danger’s past.

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