A Dented Toyota Was Tesla’s Gain – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Toyota sudden-acceleration furor of 2010 was one of those colossal American dishonesties for which a reckoning never comes. No electronic bug was ever found (as government researchers attested). And among the many untold aspects is the Tesla connection.

“If I don’t do it, somebody else will,” might be the personal theme song of Elon Musk, building his industrial empire partly on taxpayer subsidies. In just the past few weeks, he received commitments totaling $2 billion from Nevada and New York for his battery and…

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