Yes, that was a related chapter, and it's why Tesla keeps logs of review cars lent to the news media now. I'm hoping for more detailed rebuttal from the NYT, which Broder has promised. Perhaps he'll explain the driving-in-circles part, or perhaps he'll have a countertakedown that pokes holes in Musk's account.
I do think it takes awhile for people to wrap their brains around EVs. Cars are a very emotional subject, and there are certainly asterisks attached to them. This whole episode, along with about 40 others I encounter every day as I read the news, illustrates to me that everybody likes a drama and that the news media cater to that impulse. Frankly, I think Musk did it too, with his "Broder is an EV hater" narrative. Maybe, sure, but I think Musk is packaging his information for impact just like the news media do habitually.