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Tesla tears down NYT S review with car s own logs

 has torn into the New Times review of its Model S car, using systems showing charge and recharge driving style, cabin and more to undermine claims the EV is In a detailed run-down of the stats by the Model S’ onboard — something Tesla it always does carefully on drives, after UK car show Top made similar reliability about a previous model, in a which ended up in the courtroom Tesla CEO Elon Musk that NYT reviewer John was prejudiced against electric from the start, and did as much as to portray the Model S as unfit for the

For instance, the onboard logs what charge the Model S had at of the journey, and when Broder to recharge, indicate he took the car off the connection earlier than in the original review. The final leg of his was 61 miles and yet he disconnected the charge when the range display 32 miles Musk argues. He did so against the advice of Tesla and in obvious violation of common

Meanwhile, some of Broder’s about how he tried to minimize consumption are also challenged. points to the typical speeds at — 65 to 85 mph — and the average temperature of 72F for the duration of the test, and the that the reviewer also turned the heating up when was getting low.

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Broder is even accused of to artificially run down the Model battery by more than it typically, driving in circles for half a mile in a tiny, parking lot in front of one of Tesla’s power stations, in what suggests is an attempt to fully the car. Tesla also out the sheer number of charging — both its own, and run by other companies — the length of Broder’s drive, as a to the number of times the reviewer stopped to rejuice.

For his part, Broder wrote a article — prior to breakdown of the numbers — in he challenged some of Tesla’s around the Model S’ He maintains that the car is susceptible to weather, with an effect of range, and claims nobody the company gave the power-saving Musk refers to.


Tesla now it will not be making further to the test drive, as it believes the run-down speaks for itself. it will put Broder behind the for a second attempt, as the NYT author Musk originally offered, to be seen.

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