Tesla scraps whatever was left of its PR department – Roadshow

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Tesla apparently needs to remain much more quiet than it already is.

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Tesla is well-known for unusual strategies and atypical methods of doing issues relating to the automotive trade, however it’s now taken one other daring and curious step: The electrical carmaker apparently now not has a public relations division.

Based on a supply on the firm who spoke to Electrek, Tesla “now not [has] a PR workforce.” Tesla has not issued any formal assertion on the choice, and with out a PR workforce, we now not have skilled contacts to confirm the disbandment. 

It’s true, nonetheless, that Tesla’s PR division was mild at finest and solely sparingly responded to media requests up to now 12 months. Tesla responded to only one inquiry from Roadshow up to now six months. Curiously, its European and Asian PR departments will reportedly stay operational. In the meantime, all previous PR professionals from Tesla have moved on from the corporate, or taken totally different inner positions.

What this implies for you, Roadshow readers, is we’ll take each piece of Tesla information with a pair further grains of salt. With out giving the automaker a chance to answer a rumor, allegation or no matter it might be, we naturally cannot offer you each side of a narrative, and it would not give the automaker a chance to supply any info. That is now, apparently, Tesla’s selection. You may additionally see a brand new assertion in each piece of Tesla information, until it comes instantly from the automaker. We’ll spotlight the very fact Tesla now not takes media inquiries by saying, “Tesla doesn’t function a public relations division to discipline requests for remark.”

It is also price noting this motion raises questions of transparency not just for the media, but in addition for traders. Going ahead, it appears Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account would be the electrical carmaker’s microphone. Relaxation assured, we’ll proceed to do our greatest to deliver you the info, the very best perception and most in-depth data on the corporate.

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