In a recent Esquire article, environmentalist/activist/actor George Glooney relayed his bad experiences with his original Tesla Roadster which he later auctioned off for $99,000 for charity

“Hey, where’s the Tesla?” I said when I was leaving his house. I was just giving him shit; I didn’t know if he had a Tesla or not, and was trying to see if even George Clooney was susceptible to Hollywood cliché.

“I had a Tesla. I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. I think I was, like, number five on the list. But I’m telling you, I’ve been on the side of the road a while in that thing. And I said to them, ‘Look, guys, why am I always stuck on the side of the fucking road? Make it work, one way or another.’ ”

Musk, in an attempt to set the record straight, tweeted the following tonight:


The implication is that the 5th Tesla off the line may have had more issues than one 5 years later. Perhaps Clooney should give it another try. 

Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.

About the Author