The real reason

My personal opinion is that he is trying to open up his potential customer base. I have zero data to support my opinion hence the word opinion. However I would assume that the majority of Tesla owners are more on the liberal side of the isle. If he starts spouting more conservative views he may start to gain some street cred with typical conservatives that wouldn't have even thought about buying a Tesla a year ago.

Again I don't spend much time worrying about old Elon but the guy is not an idiot. I still think he broke the window on the Tesla truck on purpose because he knew his haters would plaster the unveiling video everywhere.

This is just my opinion. I could be completely incorrect.

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