You've all heard the line, "Nice car. What is it?" "It's a Tesla." "Who makes that?" "Tesla Motors. It's a car company in California." Utter befuddlement. When one reads the comments below online articles, many of those taking the anti-EV stance don't seem to realize or appreciate that Tesla is an American company—an American company that is quickly becoming the envy of the world. When was the last time we could say that about an American company? Well, maybe Apple. I've never been a big fan of wrapping commercial enterprise in the American flag. (American defense contractors ruined that for me.) Apple has avoided it, perhaps because their products are largely made overseas. But Tesla is a genuine American creation for the 21st Century. We Americans haven't had such an amazing thing to crow about since the Apollo space program. Should we be patriotic about Tesla? Or is that just too 20th Century? I welcome your comments.