Type of site
|Created by||Seth Weintraub and Fred Lambert|
|Revenue||Advertisement, optional subscriptionAutoGuide|
|Launched||September 17, 2012|
Electrek is an American news website dedicated to electric transportation and sustainable energy. 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. Its main authors have disclosed ownership of Tesla stock, substantial profit from referrals to Tesla, and ownership of Tesla cars. However, the owner, Seth Weintraub, disclosed near total divestment from Tesla stock on January 14, 2020.
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