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Sounds like we might have a good reason to tune in to the Acadamy Awards on Sunday. Rumor has it that this year's festivities may well take on a green theme before they even begin. How so? It's no secret that a bunch of celebrities and otherwise very well off individuals have purchased Tesla Roadsters, and Rachel Konrad, senior communications manager at Tesla Motors, has said that many of these well-known owners are also advocates of the brand.

According to Inside Line, reports from the overactive Hollywood rumormill are that a few of the invited celebs may be planning to show up at this weekend's Oscars in their very own electric sportscars. Like who, you ask? Matt Damon, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who has been nominated for an award for his performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

  • No. 2 - Tesla Roadsters are in production, albeit in small numbers still, and the company is still with us (for now at least). We've driven it and it's a wonderful sports car - even disregarding the powertrain. Factor in that electric drive and it's amazing. Unfortunately, recent financial issues have threatened the company's future. The investors seem committed to making Tesla survival so far.

[Inside Line]


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