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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 07:33 AM

10. interesting

that of all the companies reviewed in the article, BMW, Volkswagon, Daimler, Mercedes, Apple, Renault, and Samsung, you chose to focus solely on Tesla. Is your point that there is no "truly green" alternative? Then yes, I agree. Or are you grinding an ax against Tesla?

This is what the article said about Tesla

Tesla (TSLA), which uses several pounds of cobalt in each of its car batteries, told CNN it sourced most of its cobalt from suppliers outside the DRC and was "committed to only sourcing responsibly-produced materials."

"Tesla performs on-site audits to the best of our ability during the sourcing and vetting process for suppliers, to view operations and methods of risk management," it said in a statement. But it did not respond when asked to confirm its cobalt was 100% free from child labor.

A Tesla 2017 financial filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission acknowledged that the company's supply chain wasn't watertight when it came to tracking raw materials.

"Many of our [direct] suppliers do not purchase all their raw materials directly and instead obtain them from downstream suppliers and sub-suppliers. Therefore, reliably determining the origin [of materials] is a difficult task," it said.

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