Electrek

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Electrek
Type of site
News
Available inEnglish
OwnerSeth Weintraub
Created bySeth Weintraub and Fred Lambert
EditorFred Lambert
RevenueAdvertisement, optional subscription
URLelectrek.co
Alexa rankIncrease 7408 (Global, March 2019)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedSeptember 17, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-09-17)[2]
Current statusOnline

Electrek is a US based news website dedicated to electric transportation and sustainable energy.[3] 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.[4][5][6] Its main authors have disclosed ownership of Tesla stock, substantial profit from referrals to Tesla, and ownership of Tesla cars.[7][3] However, the owner, Seth Weintraub, disclosed near total divestment from Tesla stock on January 14, 2020.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "electrek.co Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  2. ^ "electrek.co WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  3. ^ a b "About - Electrek". electrek.co. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  4. ^ Niedermeyer, Edward. "The Truth Behind Electrek's Shady Alliance with Tesla". The Drive. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  5. ^ Roy, Alex. "The Dangerous Difference Between Electrek, Journalism, and Truth". The Drive. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  6. ^ "After the Referrals Scandal Goes International, Fred Lambert Doubles Down". The Truth About Cars. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  7. ^ Burke, Katie (2017-10-04). "Electrek faces criticism for giving readers Tesla discount codes". Automotive News. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  8. ^ "Seth Weintraub Tweet". Twitter. 2020-01-14. Retrieved 2020-01-24.

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