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Tesla Chief Calls NY Times Model S Test Drive 'Fake'

Elon Musk tells CNBC that he believes John Broder's failed test drive from Washington to Boston a 'set up and is unreasonable.'

Published: 13-Feb-2013

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc., lashed out at a New York Times reviewer who wrote about a nail-biting tale of woe trying to take one of the $100,000 vehicles on an extended motor trip.

On CNBC Monday, Musk called the review a “fake” and said the reviewer didn’t fully charge the Tesla Model S and took a detour during the test. ”NYTimes article about Tesla range in cold is fake,” Musk later tweeted.

NYT reviewer John Broder wrote: “I drove a state-of-the-art electric vehicle past a lot of gas stations. I wasn’t smiling.”

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