Tesla released the car logs related to the disputed New York Times car review:
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- Tesla should never give so much power to one reviewer. why tempt them with so much spotlight.
Have multiple reviewers test the car simultaneously. The average review for this car is extremely positive already. Let that drown out those who would sacrifice the truth for some spotlight.Feb 14, 2013
- Feb 14, 2013
- There's no such thing as average reviewer, something with prestige and bigger customer reach like the NYT is always going to have more impact.Feb 14, 2013
- +Steve Broome, no one said "average reviewer", you did. As for reviews that carry weight, read Motor Trend and the Wall Street Journal. They raved about this car. They carry just as much, if not more, weight than NYT.Feb 14, 2013
- This is an interesting analysis of Musk's claims - http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/02/elon-musks-data-doesnt-back-his-claims-new-york-times-fakery/62149/Feb 14, 2013
- No, but it's what you do to achieve maximum range, which is exactly why this person got this car to review. To test the range and viability of the car on long trips.
Also a scenario, if you passed up gas stations in your honda civic and run yourself out of gas... how ridiculous would you sound if you complained about it in your review of the car. If you didn't want to run out of gas you would have driven the car slower or stopped at a gas station. This common sense applies to any car you operate.
This is more about dishonesty to run up an agenda or page hits than about EV viability in the first place. We should all want the media to be objective as possible in consumer reviews. If Musk's data is correct, the author clearly was not and ran the car in a way to write his own conclusion.Feb 14, 2013