Tesla's stock has been taking a hit on some recent bad news. Now even George Clooney is bashing the electric car maker.
Talk about a May-December romance.
At the beginning of the year, it seemed Hollywood was falling in love with young upstart, Tesla. Over the summer in its home state of California, Tesla outsold the perennial midlife crisis car of choice, Porsche.
By the end of the third quarter of 2013, the Tesla Model S was the best-selling car in eight of the top 25 wealthiest zip codes in America. All eight of those zip codes were in California, with Tesla accounting for 15.4% of new cars in Atherton. It seems that love was almost exclusively Californian, though. According to Edmonds.com, Watermill, NY was the only rich town outside of California where the Model S broke above the 1% mark.
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While the Golden State's generous tax rebates for electric vehicles helped subsidize Tesla sales, some of the purchasing had to do with the car being aRead More »from Why Hollywood may be pulling the plug on Tesla