Tesla Proves New York Times Model S Road Test was a Fake

Tesla Motors claims that the New York Times faked a Model S road test to slam the EV proved to be accurate, after the company released eloquent driving logs.
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Tesla's data release comes just two days after New York Times' John Broder said the Model S ran out of juice after only 200 miles, below the range advertised by the electric car company.

Elon Musk's counterattack, which revolved around Broder not driving the car according to its specification and thus lying about its mile range, was backed today by the release of the vehicle's logs, which prove the New York Times editor's review is not based on real facts.

From the charts you can see in our photo gallery section it's quite clear that not only Broder didn't charge the car properly, but he also tried to drain the battery by driving around a parking lot! Furthermore, he lied about turning off the heat and running at just 54 mph in order to conserve battery life. The logs show the heat was on all the time, while the average speed was over 70 mph.

His second recharge was yet another lie. Despite running into reserve power (the car never actually ran out of battery as stated by the author), he deliberately stopped charging at 72 percent, while reporting, erroneously again, a 11 minute longer recharging time.

Being that as it may, we are anxiously waiting to see how The New York Times will reply to Musk's report, who look more accurate than the Model S review in question.
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