by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport
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Gawker is whispering that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been quietly attempting to return his all-electric Tesla Roadster for several months now. Apparently, the company has been keeping the request all hush-hush for fears that it might throw dark clouds of publicity over its troubled financial situation. Obviously, this has got to be embarrassing for Schwarzenegger as well — the guy has included Tesla’s vision and product as examples of needed green tech in several of his speeches. So why is he so unhappy? From the article,

“Built on a Lotus Elise body, the car is not easy to get in and out of, especially for someone with the former bodybuilder’s robust frame. “He’s more of a Hummer guy,” one tipster tells us.”

While the Hummer is certainly a Schwarzenegger favorite, it’s not his current day-to-day vehicle of choice. That would be the 2009 Dodge Challenger Hemi — of which the Governor was spotted driving once again this past Monday. In fact, we can’t ever remember seeing Arnold in his Tesla in public; a shame considering the Challenger gets a depressing 13MPG and does nothing to add to his green cred.

Alas, if Tesla doesn’t take the car back, there’s always Craig’s List.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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