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Electric Cars Battle for Hearts, Wallets

Firestorm over NY Times article on Tesla Model S is only a minor pothole in the road to wider electric vehicle adoption, in view of most EV drivers.

Published: 19-Feb-2013

Washington -- Electric cars are at a fork in the road, with oblivion lying in one direction and the mass market in the other.

A woeful tale splayed across the pages of the New York Times on Feb. 8 of a dead Tesla electric sedan getting towed in wintry Connecticut did not seem a promising start.

But the firestorm that followed - Tesla founder Elon Musk all but accused the reporter, John Broder, of lying, Broder issued a point-by-point rebuttal, and CNN conducted a redo that vindicated the car - highlighted the battle under way for the hearts and wallets of American drivers.

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