Tesla owners applaud the humanitarian effort to help children in Cobalt mines in the Congo
"But this won't effect battery manufacturing, right?"
A program that would require electric vehicle consumers to send $2 a month to a Congolese child as well as an option to adopt is garnering mixed reactions from Tesla owners.
“C-bawlt? What’s that?’ one owner expressed.
Another owner added, ‘This is wonderful! But this won’t affect battery manufacturing, right? Without a battery, we can't fight climate change and that’s not cool.”
Anna from Santa Barbara was standing next to her Tesla sipping an exotic coffee drink. We asked her about the proposal. “I don’t get it. Don’t they just, like, make a batter all clean and stuff?’
She added although it ‘sucks’ it takes so many kids to extract that ‘mineral thingy’ for her battery, she has no intentions of adopting a child or selling her Tesla despite the contradiction. “My heart is in the right place. I think that counts for something,” as she gently caressed the car and hopped in. She lowered the window and said, “You people need to leave before I call the police.”
In a statement, Tesla explained it had no plans to bring some of the child labourers into its own factories but that it was exploring other opportunities that may be available to them.