• Mervyn Cole

Tesla Pivots to Untapped MAGA Market With Limited Edition Model Ultra M

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Immediately after buying Twitter to “save humanity,” Elon Musk, 51, instructed his design team at Tesla to coax the traditionally EV-adverse MAGA crowd into buying in. A leaked rendering of the Ultra M, a possible play on the “Ultra MAGA” moniker President Joe Biden bestowed on the current state of the GOP, boasts all-terrain tires, a roof rack, pro-Trump flags, LED lighting, and a faux 4-inch exhaust pipe that simulates “rolling coal” by shooting water vapor. The rendering includes references to the January 6th attack on the capital and a joke about the January 6th hearings. Musk reportedly wasn’t amused and subsequently fired the graphic artist, who he labeled an “activist” and a “radical.” John Evans of Motor Trend suggests if Elon Musk hopes to capture the hearts and minds of MAGA supporters who regularly complain about the price of gasoline, he’s going to have to do more, “he’s going to have to build some nuclear power plants next to some farms or in the communities where these people live. Even if they aren’t all fully operational, they’ll reassure these potential buyers that the energy grid is stable.”