Report: AOC ‘Would Love’ To Dump Her Tesla Following Twitter Feud Elon
Tesla owner Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “would love” to swap out her Tesla Model 3 for another electric vehicle (EV) almost a month after her Twitter feud with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Bloomberg News reported.
The New York congresswoman purchased her Model 3 in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in October 2020 to commute between her district and Washington, DC. [bold, links added]
“At the time, it was the only EV that could get me from New York to Washington on like one or one-and-a-half charges,” Ocasio-Cortez told Bloomberg News.
However, almost one month after her Twitter confrontation with Musk following the announcement of his intention to purchase Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez is indicating an interest in ditching her Tesla.
“I would love to switch,” Ocasio-Cortez told the outlet, adding that she is interested in purchasing an EV manufactured by unionized workers.
Ocasio-Cortez’s options would be limited, as the only two domestic union-manufactured electric vehicles are the Ford-F150 Lightning pick-up truck and the Chevrolet Bolt, Bloomberg News noted.
The Bolt was also “available” for purchase in 2020, the outlet noted.
As Breitbart News reported in April, Musk – in a seemingly satirical reply – accused Ocasio-Cortez of “hitting” on him in a reply to her tweet that fumed about “a billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally” owning a social media platform.
“Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy,” Musk responded to Ocasio-Cortez, with a blushing emoji.
“I was talking about Zuckerberg but ok,” the New York congresswoman responded to Musk in what appears to be a now-deleted tweet.
She proceeded, in another tweet, to again accuse the billionaire of having “ego problems.”
🤷🏽♀️ like I said, ego problems https://t.co/IpyCkMadP8
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 30, 2022
This is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez and her Tesla have made headlines. The Washington Free Beacon reported in May 2021 that the congresswoman apparently parked her Model 3 vehicle “illegally” at a Whole Foods parking lot located in an affluent area of Washington, DC.
As Breitbart News reported in April, ”less than one percent of the 1.9 million registered passenger vehicles in the city are zero-emissions.”
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