Tesla and New York Times duel over writer's account of test-drive fail2/12/2013
The New York Times and automaker Tesla are getting ready to rumble. Why? A Feb. 10 story chronicling a Times writer's reportedly less-than-stellar test drive of a new electric Tesla Model S. John M. Broder intended on taking the spiffy new vehicle on a road trip from D.C. to Boston using the automaker's new East Coast "charging stations" in between. But the car's charge didn't last as long as promised, Broder said, and he ended the journey being rescued by a flatbed truck. Tesla CEO Elon Musk didn't like Broder's tale, and on Twitter, Musk dubbed the article "fake," noting that a Tesla blog post would soon detail "what actually happened on Broder's [test]." The Times responded that "any suggestion that the account was 'fake' is, of course, flatly untrue." Settle down, boys! [Source]
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