Published on March 26th, 2009 | by Alex Felsinger
Schwarzenegger Can’t Fit In His Tesla Roadster, Wants Refund
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has owned a Tesla Roadster for almost a year now, and while he has publicly praised the electric car manufacturer’s work, he’s not a fan of the car itself and has been looking to get his money back.
The news, disclosed by the tech gossip blog Gawker, seems to have been kept under wraps by both the governor and Tesla Motors. However, it’s unclear what exactly is delaying the transaction from happening.
But Schwarzenegger doesn’t have a problem with the functionality, style, battery-life, or any of the other important aspects of an A-class electric car: he just can’t comfortably get in-and-out of driver’s seat. The Gawker’s tipster said he’s “more of a Hummer guy.”
Tesla, just like all carmakers, is having a tough time in this economy, so it’s understandable that they wouldn’t to lose a celebrity endorsement. But why would it take 9 months to allow a return, especially for such a simple reason?
And also, Arnold, try a test drive before you buy next time.
Press photo courtesy of Tesla Motors