Tesla has posted vehicle log data to its company blog that it says show that a New York Times review unfairly portrayed the performance and the battery range of the company’s Model S luxury electric car.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said late Wednesday that data taken from the review car, including graphs on the car’s charge and estimated range, back up his assertions that the newspaper’s article misrepresented the facts when its reviewer took the electric car on a trip. Musk says that Tesla keeps data logs of reviewers’ trips.
The Feb. 8 review by John Broder recalled an East Coast road trip that had gone horribly awry — starting with anxiety about the car’s battery range and ending with the luxury sedan resting on a flatbed truck. The New York Times has adamantly defended the review, saying in statements that Tesla’s claims of inaccuracies are false. Broder posted point-by-point defense of his article on the Times’s Web site on Tuesday.
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