Elon Musk 'deeply wounded' by Sarah Palin's Tesla critique

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Bloomberg

Elon Musk took umbrage at Sarah Palin's characterization of Tesla as a "loser" car.

Over the weekend, former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook to discuss electric vehicles.

Writing about the trouble with Fisker, the struggling luxury electric car maker which had to slash its workforce last week, she said it joined other 'Obama-backed' losers like the Chevy Volt and Tesla, which she said "turns into a 'brick' when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair."

Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond. He could have called Palin a loser who's political career was a brick, but no. Musk is classier than that:

"Sarah Palin calls Tesla a loser. Am deeply wounded," he tweeted. "Btw, Model S warranty does cover 'bricking.'"

Read more about Musk's responses in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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