A couple of TeslaMondo predictions came true during the April 30 battery event. Relatively safe predictions, yes, but still:
1. Tesla spun off the battery operation under a new name devoid of “motors.”
2. The Gigafactory became Gigafactory One. The first in a series. Did politicians notice that subtle shift? Particularly, the political leaders in New Mexico, Texas, California and Arizona? If so, what are they thinking now? Probably that it’s time to restart Operation Kiss-Ass. California Sen. Ted Gaines, maybe you should pull that ol’ golden shovel out of the closet for another go-around. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, time to make like Rick Perry and rent another Model S. And the southwestern states that still ban Tesla sales should probably, uh, STOP doing that, eh, and instead search their dumpsters for the “Welcome Tesla” packages they tossed in frustration.