Tesla launches a social platform and is closing its forums

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Tesla has launched a new social platform of sorts on its website geared at letting owners and fans of the brand “[t]ake actions on behalf of Tesla and the movement for cleaner energy.” The new microsite — called the “Tesla Engagement Platform” — already features information about how Nebraska residents can help support the company’s push to allow direct sales and service in the state, upcoming owner events, and fundraising for disaster relief in Texas following the recent winter storm.

“Engage Tesla is a new platform for both Tesla’s public policy team and Tesla Owner’s Clubs,” the first post on the new microsite reads. “Its goal is to create a digital home base for all of our work, and make it easier for Tesla community members to learn…

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