*Other* Patrick Lynch buying Tesla’s snazzy new electric carMarch 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
Correction: Wrong Patrick Lynch! My mistake. Our AG was, of course “Patrick C. Lynch.” The original post is still below, however, so that I will be suitably shamed and learn my lesson. I blame the Sudafed.
When it comes to the environment, Patrick Lynch is putting his money where his mouth is.
A New York Times DealBook post about Tesla Motors’ new electric sedan offers testimonials from a number of customers who’ve made down payments for its new Model S – including one Patrick A. Lynch, whom The Times describes simply as “a lawyer from Providence, R.I.”
DealBook reports Lynch shelled out $5,000 last month as a down payment for his Model S, which can go from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds. The basic sedan sells for a cool $57,000 before tax credits, and the first cars are expected to be delivered to customers in July.
The former attorney general doesn’t mind the wait. “It’ll give me more time to save the money,” he told DealBook.
And why is Lynch opting for a Model S over, say, a Ford Focus? ”At the end of the day, I really believe in what they’re trying to do,” he said.