Comments on: Tesla CEO Debunks New York Times’ Review of Model S http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/#comment-854 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:22:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18488#comment-854 There were five different owners making the same trip as well. It’s nice when someone out with a vendetta gets caught.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/#comment-853 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:07:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18488#comment-853 Apart from inconsistencies between his report and what the on board log eventually showed, there’s also the problem of his charging policies. Here’s a user reply to that Broder retort that I feel best describes the incompetence of this reporter gentleman:

“When I’m setting out on a longer trip, say San Francisco to Los Angeles, I know at the outset that I’m going to fill up somewhere along the road. So I only start out with 3/4 tank of gas – right? Of course not, but that is what Broder did effectively when he didn’t bother to fully charge the Tesla on departure.

When I near my destination, on a road trip, if I am low on fuel, I only buy enough gas to barely make it the estimated distance – right? Of course not, but that is what Broder did when he only charged the Tesla a partial charge near the end of the trip.

It is very disingenuous, if not flay lying, for Broder to say he was not trying to cause the Tesla to fail – or he is just stupider than any other driver on the road!”

And much to Broder displeasure, CNN Money did their own review using the same track and in the exact same conditions with completely different results: http://money.cnn.com/video/pf/2013/02/15/w-tesla-model-s-test-drive-dc-boston.cnnmoney/index.html?iid=GM

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/#comment-845 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:49:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18488#comment-845 Broder did have a couple of retorts, but that doesn’t get around the fact that he said he did certain things when he either didn’t, or did the opposite.

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/that-tesla-data-what-it-says-and-what-it-doesnt/

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By: Brett Thomas http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/#comment-844 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:29:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18488#comment-844 The Times hasn’t exactly been a stalwart bastion of “fair and honest” reporting for a little while now, as it’s become increasingly politically editorialized. In all honesty, I’m kind of surprised this one got though, as it’s a bias that falls in the opposite direction of NYT’s usual.

Hey, maybe they’re going for balanced by lying in BOTH directions now! :-)

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/#comment-842 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:07:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18488#comment-842 I agree… I think the logging is accurate. If it wasn’t, we’d certainly see obvious problems with the results, but we don’t. They look realistic.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/tesla-ceo-debunks-new-york-times-review-of-model-s/#comment-839 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:18:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18488#comment-839 I’m hoping the NYT won’t take kindly to Broder obvious lies.

Tesla logging should be bullet-proof. Modern on-board computers can be incredibly accurate, but if memory serves me right they also must pass certification. There’s no way Broder will get out of this that easily.

If there is one profession where I hate a lie. That’s got to be journalism.

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