by Mike –
I am a big fan of the potential of the electric car but I am not a fan of the way that Tesla handles publicity, especially when they disagree with someone in the media:
* Remember the lawsuit with the BBC’s Top Gear?
* Remember the outcome of the Tesla lawsuit?
* Remember the blog wars with Top Gear?
Well Tesla is at it again, this time with the New York Times reporter, John M. Broder.
Broder wrote a NY Times article about his test drive of the new Tesla Model S sedan.
There were some issues with the Tesla Model S especially since it was very cold on the day of the test drive.
Elon Musk the Chairman, CEO, and grand-poobah of Tesla had to respond in his own blog post on the Tesla web site.
Then John M. Broder was compelled to respond to the Elon Musk response.
It is a case of “who shot John” – wait I can’t use that cliche because one of the parties is really named John.
It is a case of John said the “car didn’t work”, Elon says “it was John’s fault”, John says “no it wasn’t my fault”.
There now you don’t have to read the articles or the blog posts – that’s the whole story as far as I can tell.
More developments as they arise – I will stay on top of this hot story, for sure.
My advice to Elon Musk – don’t get into an argument with the NY Times. I said the same thing about the situation with BBC’s Top Gear. He did not listen then either.
Oh well, I hope the cars work great.
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