Submitted by Rutrow 3 on April 20, 2019
Robert Llewellyn, over at Fully Charged, has a brilliant idea to turn the tables on Toyota's (and now Ford) ridiculous "Self Charging" claim. His idea is to append "self charging" to the name Tesla every time you mention the product. e.g. "I just bought a Tesla Self Charging Model 3." Or "Would you like to take a test ride in my Self Charging Tesla Model S?". Sure, it's misleading, but if Tesla's dirty competitors (dirty in more ways than one) are going to deceive their customers with the term, car companies that are truly trying to wean automobiles from petroleum should fight fire with fire. If you're an honorable person who prefers not to lie, rest assured, you're not. Regenerative Braking does in fact "Self Charge" the car. Calling hybrid vehicles self charging is solely intended to leave naive, credulous people with an impression that some magical process using magnets and quantum physics, allows the car to charge itself. It's BULL... and we should undermine their attempt.