Elon Musk To NYT: Let's 'Bury The Hatchet' In The Fight I Started…

The war of words between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the New York Times dominated the world of automotive news last week after one of the paper's reporters failed at his D.C. to Boston drive in a Model S and Musk responded by calling the story "fake." Now Musk says he wants to "bury the hatchet and move on." Or, in other words,… » 2/20/13 2:06pm 2/20/13 2:06pm

Tesla Road Trip - Debunking the New York Times

Late Friday night I came across a blog post saying that some Tesla Model S owners were going to attempt to recreate the now infamous DC to CT road trip in a convoy of Tesla Model S. By this point, CNN had already completed the same journey and done a lot of the debunking, but you could still hear the chorus of… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am

Bad News: A Brief History Of Media Controversies And The Auto Industry

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” That ages-old slur against the news media was used quite a bit this week after the New York Times’ failed drive of the Tesla Model S, and Tesla’s subsequent response to it. People have a right to be skeptical of the Times’ drive: after all, media coverage of… » 2/16/13 2:30pm 2/16/13 2:30pm

CNN Gets To Boston In A Tesla Model S After A Much Warmer, Faster Road …

In about 13 hours, journalists from CNNMoney did what a New York Times reporter couldn't (or didn't, depending on your perspective): they made the drive from D.C. to Boston in a Tesla Model S. And perhaps more importantly, they say Tesla's network of Supercharger stations along the East Coast passed the test. » 2/15/13 10:16am 2/15/13 10:16am

New York Times Makes It Sound Like Tesla Doesn't Know How Their Own Car …

John M. Broder, the New York Times reporter involved in now-infamous failed Tesla Model S drive up the East Coast, has responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's claim that he greased the test and lied in his story. Broder's explanation? He did what he was told to do by Tesla employees — they just gave him bad advice. 
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Tow Truck Driver At Center Of Tesla Controversy Unaware Of Controversy

Rick Ibsen played a big part in a New York Times reporter's ill-fated Tesla Model S drive up the East Coast. He was the one who came to the car's rescue when it apparently ran out of power and stopped working on a Connecticut exit ramp. But until I spoke with him a few minutes ago, he was unaware that this had exploded … » 2/14/13 5:40pm 2/14/13 5:40pm

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