Elon Musk mum on Twitterverse pleas to deactivate Teslas in Russia

March 5, 2022, 11:59 PM UTC

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been mum on requests from Twitter users to shut down Teslas in Russia—this as he provides free internet access to Ukraine and free charging for all electric vehicles in nearby countries.

“Here is an idea. Shut down all #Tesla cars in Russia with a note: ‘Hi, guys. You’ll get your cars back when you stop fighting #Ukraine,'” one user tweeted.

Another tweeted: “@elonmusk, about time to shut down Russian Teslas with a kill switch? I know you can do it.”

So far Musk hasn’t responded—at least not publicly.

He did, however, announce Friday on Twitter that Starlink, his new satellite internet service, “has been told by some governments (not Ukraine) to block Russian news sources.”

“We will not do so unless at gunpoint,” he tweeted. “Sorry to be a free speech absolutist.”

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