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Tesla Model S Featured In… Koch Brothers Corporate Video?

Originally published on EV Obsession.

The first thing that you think of when you hear “the Koch brothers” is a Tesla Model S, isn’t it? No? Me neither. But apparently Tesla Motors and the Koch brothers aren’t separated from each other by a solid brick-wall, as you might at first guess — a recent corporate overview video from the notorious fossil fuel (and climate change denier–funding) barons actually features a Model S.

Who would have guessed, right? Either way, it is there — right in the video, even if the logo isn’t highlighted. (In fact, you have to recognize the steering wheel or interior to catch it.)

I’m going to have to give a big tip of the hat here to “vgrinshpun” over on the Tesla Motors Club forum for finding this (and posting about it) — I don’t think that I (or many others) would have found out about it otherwise.

It’s certainly interesting (and arguably humorous, I guess), so worth a watch. For those doing so, the Tesla Model S makes its appearance at right around the 1:10 mark of the video. Enjoy.

The connection, apparently, is that “Koch Industries makes fiber for airbag material,” TMC forum member NigelM notes.

For a bit of background here on the generally maligned fossil fuel industry oligarchs, here are some links for your reading pleasure (going over their support of the Keystone XL Pipeline, their various fights against pollution/clean air standards, their backing of Tesla’s direct sales mode, their fight against the wind energy industry, and their origins):

The Transportation Game: Keystone XL Pipeline, & Why The Koch Brothers Can’t Let Go

Chicago Nurses Vs. Koch Petcoke As Exports Climb

Koch Brothers & Sierra Club Back Tesla Direct Sales

There They Go Again: Big Oil Whines About Big Wind

Soros vs. Koch Brothers [INFOGRAPHIC]

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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