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Climate activists declare war on ‘gas guzzler’ cars… by vandalising an electric Tesla

Climate activists declare war on ‘gas guzzler’ cars… by vandalising an electric Tesla

[ad_1] The Tyre Extinguishers have previously said they want to “strike fear” into owners of “gas guzzling” SUVs – REUTERS Environmental activists who have declared war on “gas guzzler” cars have vandalised an electric-powered vehicle. The controversial group, who call themselves the Tyre Extinguishers, targeted a Tesla car in Clifton, Bristol. The owner was out walking his dog while the group deflated his tyres and left their signature leaflet on the windscreen, which states: “Your gas guzzler kills.” It does not mark the first time the activists have seemingly erroneously deflated the tyres of electric vehicles, with a similar incident on a Tesla in the London area of Notting Hill last year. ‘Strike fear’ The Tyre Extinguishers have previously said they want to “strike fear” into owners of “gas guzzling” SUVs. The owner of the all-electric environmentally friendly Tesla said the incident had “something comical about it” but that he still felt “slightly violated”. He told the BBC: “It’s ironic, because I was trying to do the right thing by buying an electric car. It’s …