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Electric Cars Running Out of Juice? Just Ask Their Owners

In the wake of the NY Times vs. Tesla dust up, Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF owners come to the defense of electric-drive cars.

Published: 17-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 re-do that vindicated the car - highlighted the battle under way for the hearts and wallets of drivers.

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