NY Times fires back at Tesla's Elon Musk
The Tesla Model S has been the topic of a hot debate between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and The New York Times.
The day after Elon Musk took to Twitter to denounce a tough Tesla Model S review, New York Times reporter John M. Broder is is firing back.
Broder wrote in a Friday story about his troubled trip around the East Coast, when he confronted battery issues with the electric vehicle exasperated by cold weather and too few charging stations.
On Monday, Tesla Motors CEO Musk headed to Twitter, knocking the story as “fake” and promising to release data showing Broder incorrectly used the car.
Now, Broder has posted his own blog, responding to each of Musk’s assertions. He also said Musk called him on Friday, apologizing for the outcome of the test drive and agreeing that East Coast charging stations should be closer.
Nothing at the moment from Musk, but we suspect that won’t last.
Musk has good reason to go on the offensive right now. Analysts are watching Tesla’s monthly manufacturing numbers closely, and some say the fourth quarter is “make or break” for the company.
Wired magazine published this week an opinion piece by electric vehicle expert Chelsea Sexton who points out that EVs don't necessarily have to deliver the same experience as their gas-fueled counterparts. "It's more useful to compare EVs to iPhones," Sexton says.
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