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Type of site
Available inEnglish
OwnerSeth Weintraub
Created bySeth Weintraub and Fred Lambert
EditorFred Lambert
RevenueAdvertisement, optional subscriptionAutoGuide
LaunchedSeptember 17, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-09-17)[1]
Current statusOnline

Electrek is an American news website dedicated to electric transportation and sustainable energy.[2] Electrek is known for its extensive, positive coverage of electric transportation in general and Tesla specifically. Their positive coverage of Tesla has been criticised by some automotive journalists.[3][4][5] Its main authors have disclosed ownership of Tesla stock, substantial profit from referrals to Tesla, and ownership of Tesla cars.[6][2] However, the owner, Seth Weintraub, disclosed near total divestment from Tesla stock on January 14, 2020.[7]


  1. ^ "electrek.co WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  2. ^ a b "About - Electrek". electrek.co. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  3. ^ Niedermeyer, Edward. "The Truth Behind Electrek's Shady Alliance with Tesla". The Drive. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  4. ^ Roy, Alex. "The Dangerous Difference Between Electrek, Journalism, and Truth". The Drive. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  5. ^ "After the Referrals Scandal Goes International, Fred Lambert Doubles Down". The Truth About Cars. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  6. ^ Burke, Katie (2017-10-04). "Electrek faces criticism for giving readers Tesla discount codes". Automotive News. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  7. ^ "Seth Weintraub Tweet". Twitter. 2020-01-14. Retrieved 2020-01-24.

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