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International Tesla Electric Company

International Tesla Electric Company

(615) 595-1676

International Tesla Electric Company

506 Essex Park Circle
Franklin, TN 37069
BBB File Opened: 09/24/1999
Business Management
  • Mr. Dennis Lee, Principal
Contact Information
  • Dr. Harold Bergen, President AHT
Business Category
  • Fuel Economizers
Additional Information
  • Additional namestyles associated with Dr. Harold Bergen and the 'Free Electricity Machine'promotion are ADVANCED HI-TECH, INC. and HI-TECH located in Franklin, Tennessee.
Alternate Business Names
  • Advanced Energy Systems
  • Amazing Technologies
  • Better World Technologies
  • Clarence Jaeger
  • Dennis Lee
  • Dennis Lee Group
  • Don Winfield
  • Energy Forever
  • Free Electricity
  • ITEC
  • Jaeger, Clarence
  • Lee, Dennis
  • Tesla Electric Company
  • UCSA
  • United Community Services of America, Inc.
  • United Community Services of American
  • Winfield, Don
  • Hi Tech, Inc
  • Hi Tech
  • Innovative Technologies Group
  • Dutchman Enterprises, LLC
  • Dutchman Enterprises LLC
  • Worldwide Tech, Inc.
  • UCSA Dealers Group, LLC


Business Alert

This company's business performance was the subject of a BBB news release titled "Misleading Advertising, Products and Services." The media release stated:

Want free electricity? Interested in doubling your gas mileage? That's what Dennis Lee, President of International Tesla Electric Company, is trying to sell to the public. Since 1999, the Attorney Generals of 7 States have taken action against Mr. Lee associated with three companies purporting ... Read More

Additional Information

On March 7, 2016, BBB received correspondence from the business indicating this business ceased operations 5 to 6 years ago. However, BBB continues to receive a high volume of consumer inquiries which indicates the business may still be advertising. BBB would like to speak with you regarding your inquiry on this business. Please contact us at or contact Kathleen Calligan, BBB CEO at 615-250-4242.

Additional Information

Since 2000 Consumers from across the United States have contacted the Better Business Bureau requesting information about the company's 'free electricity' presentations held at various public and private venues. Dr. Harold Bergen is identified by many consumers as the International Tesla Electric Company representative promoting "Registration For a Free Electricity Generator On a Residence" certificate.

As of the date of this report BBB has been ... Read More


This company came to the attention of BBB through advertisements of its numerous inventions. Specifically, the company advertised a Hydro Assist Fuel Cell (HAFC) claiming the product would increase a vehicle's gas mileage by 50%. The advertisement further indicated, in addition to the HAFC, with the installation of a Pre-Ignition Catalytic Converter (PICC) it is possible to obtain over 100 miles per gallon. BBB's challenge regarding this advertisement is described in the Advertising Review Section of this report. In September 1999 Dennis Lee advertised a 'free electricity' machine to be demonstrated in the Nashville/Middle Tennessee marketplace. The advertisement and business opportunity offered by Mr. Lee was the subject of a CONSUMER ALERT issued by BBB. BBB's investigation of this product is described in the Additional File Information section of this report. Other advertised products include the Magna Clean Laundry System, Soil Eradicator, Fire Barrier, Fire Sentry, Therma Guard, TF Sealant, Soni Grow, Hydroweed, Miracle Shield and Envirosafe.

BBB Reason for Ratings

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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:
This business has no rating because it is out of business.

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International Tesla Electric Company


International Tesla Electric Company

Customer Review Rating:

This business has no complaints filed