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.”


More than 600 people have pre-ordered the Tesla Model X crossover.

Tesla has secured over 650 buyers for the its new crossover, all-electric car.

EV World's Bill Moore with plugged in Roadster in Telsa's Washington, D.C. showroom.

Michael Degusta, who has a $5000 deposit on a Tesla Model S, uncovers a potentially serious flaw in the company's battery design that could leave inattentive Roadster owners with a $40,000 bill or a useless vehicle.

SolarCity and Tesla are collaborating on energy storage for solar-powered homes.

Tesla is using its battery expertise in collaboration with SolarCity to create energy storage units to provide electricity after the sun goes down.


blog comments powered by Disqus