Tesla’s Brickmobile: Holy depleted batteries!

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By Eddie Childs

Tesla’s response in its company blog last Friday to the so-called “bricking” controversy — whereby the company’s earlier Roadsters become inert “bricks” upon complete battery discharge — undoubtedly contained some compelling points, even if said response seems to lay most of the blame with owners and not with the car’s design.

It stated that, in exchange for not having to worry about gasoline or oil changes, the only trade-off is that the company asks that its customers keep the car charged.  It went further to say that if one were to drive their car without changing the oil, for instance, that you’d have to replace the engine as a result.

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