Montana Free Press: What happened when a Tesla came to Ekalaka

When we saw this story come across our media monitoring feed, the headline caught our attention. The July 21, 2023, story, "What happened when a Tesla came to Ekalaka," by Eric Dietrich of the Montana Free Press sounded like it could be entertaining.

The story, full of self-aware characters, funny circumstances, and a connection to the local electric co-op (Southeast Electric Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class C member), made us guffaw with glee.

We hope you enjoy it too. Read: What happened when a Tesla came to Ekalaka

Tesla in Ekalaka illustration
Go to to read the story.

Updates from Dietrich posted on X (formerly known as Twitter):

July 28 - The Ekalaka Eagle did a follow up story with details Dietrich didn't catch for his story

July 28 - Southeastern Electric corrected Ekalaka Eagle's use of electricity terminology and threatens to charge $3.48 on next bill

July 31 - Another publication got a photo of the receipt

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