Tesla models and environmentally friendly vehicles in general (especially the Prius), are some of Hollywood stars’ favorite cars. While many of these celebrities choose green cars from conviction, others simply do it because it’s trendy, but we won’t get into that discussion right now.
One of the movie stars who owned a Tesla is George Clooney. As a matter of fact, the actor was one of the first Tesla customers, but it looks like the electric car brand didn’t leave a good impression on him. In an interview with Esquire magazine, Clooney said he had to sell his Tesla Roadster because it was not very reliable.
“I had a Tesla. I was one of the first cats with a Tesla,” Clooney bragged to Esquire. “But I’m telling you, I’ve been on the side of the road a while in that thing. And I said to them, ‘Look, guys, why am I always stuck on the side of the f**king road? Make it work, one way or another’.”
The Clooney review came at a tough time for Musk, who has been battling concerns about the safety of Tesla’s popular Model S electric sedans following reports that some sedans caught fire after getting into accidents.
The sports car, which sold at a base price of $109,000, was once a favorite among the Hollywood set but was discontinued in 2011 as Musk has turned his attention to the Model S, a more affordable sedan.