Will someone from Tesla or their supply chain please provide me with a list of components used to make the vehicles which utilize animal parts/byproducts? The following is a potential list to get you started:
-Tires - stearic acid from animal source or something else
-Electrical/Computer parts - stearic acid from animal source and ink from animal source or something else
-Trimming/steering wheel/seats/dash - Is there an option entirely sans leather? If so, then I think Tesla is the only EV in the world that does not force the consumer to purchase a vehicle with leather textile (all others will give you an option for cloth seats and then standardize a leather-wrapped steering wheel...)
-Adhesives/Glue - gelatin, hide, or some other animal byproduct
-Plastics - animal based slip agents or something else
-Paint/dyes - animal bones, casein or something else
Community, please do not debase this request. In case you want to understand where I am coming from, please understand the following:
1) All of the parts/components listed above can easily contain plant-based and/or synthetic products,
2) Animal agriculture, where these parts and byproducts come from, takes a significant toll on our resources (food, water, and land) and environment (air and water pollution). Animal agriculture has a substantial carbon footprint.
3) I am moving back to the United States and will be in the market for a vehicle, in 4-5 months. If I am going to take part in the EV movement, then I want to maximize how it fits within my philosophy. [For instance, it is silly to care about how much water you use in the shower/while you shave/brush your teeth and then go to your local restaurant and consume some animal flesh, which took tens, if not more, times more water (and other resources) to produce than a plant-based option.]
4) There are likely other people, albeit relatively few in number, that are interested in this information and share the desire of owning a vehicle entirely sans animal parts/byproducts.
Thank you for your time and consideration.