I am glad they are spending taxpayer $ so they can be cool. And I would like to echo the refrain we give to cops when they are out busting people for jaywalking, "Don't you have real, dire problems to solve?"
Last I knew, Renault doesn't sell cars in the US. Don't know the laws in the other countries based on consumer rights where Renaults are sold, but I am sure US manufacturers have dreamed up this scenario and had to reconsider.
You need to know a little bit about the story before you start going into a balls-out rage. The journalist wrote a bad review of the Tesla model about performance. Tesla fired back that the collected data contradicted how the journalist described his route. So if anything the journalist is "anti-electric car." All three of your points either were never inferred in this article nor are relevant to the topic.