Is John Peterson on the payroll of big oil? Based on his incredibly vindictive and vicious attacks on Tesla, one might logically come to that conclusion. It's one thing to provide objective critical analysis. But regarding Tesla, Peterson has no objectivity. He cherry picks any evidence he can find to discredit not only the company but the whole idea of electric cars. And his musings and "analysis" (which consist mostly of opinions wrapped in a carefully selected veneer of one-sided evidence) border on the malicious. If he's not on the payroll of big oil, one would have to conclude that he's actually a little wacko.