While things have been quiet on the official legal front in the battle for recognition between Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk, some of the bystanders in the saga are continuing to come forward with their takes of the story. Earlier this week we heard from Tesla’s former SVP for marketing Darryl Siry in a piece that ran on Wired. Now, former communications director David Vespremi is responding with a counterpoint to Siry’s article.
The heart of the legal argument revolves around who did what in the very earliest days of Tesla’s existence in 2003-4 and then what happened in 2006-7 as Tesla approached Job 1 for the Roadster. The two men have their own versions of those events and how that relates to what has been said by and about Musk over the past 18 months.
Keep in mind that neither Vespremi or Siry were there in the earliest days of Tesla. Instead Siry’s piece looks at the Roadster’s evolution from the AC Propulsion tZero. Vespremi’s response goes way beyond that and places Tesla in some historical context in the progression from the EVs of a century ago as they “cross the chasm” to mainstream acceptability. You can find Vespremi’s entire response after the jump and it’s a worthwhile read.
Gallery: 2009 Tesla Roadster v1.5
[Source: David Vespremi]
David Vespremi on Tesla’s relevance in bringing EVs to the masses originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Sun, 28 Jun 2009 19:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.