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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk promised to refute a negative New York Times report on the Model S electric car, and today he's followed through with a lenghty blog post that counters John Broder's "factually inaccurate" criticism. The post includes data that Tesla logged during the test drive, and Musk uses it to make the case that Broder's piece was fuelled by an anti-EV agenda. "We were played for a fool and as a result, let down the cause of electric vehicles," says Musk. "When the facts didn't suit his opinion, he simply changed the facts."
Originally posted by Tuttle
There was a documentary recently, maybe a year or two old about Tesla, predominatly featuring Elon Musk and whatever his good intentioned ideals seemed to be, he pretty much just came across as a crazy con man who has lost most of his fortune but has now sinced replaced it with other peoples, constant production delays, people not getting money back from orders etc. Just seemed all in all a bit of a strange one. Sorta like an investment bubble in all honesty.
Westinghouse had run into financial problems and came to ask for Tesla to give up his royalties and patents with A.C. In exchange Westinghouse promised to continue to develop Tesla’s inventions. Not concerned with making money, but helping improve the world, Tesla ripped up his contract with Westinghouse and told him to save his company (Empires of Light, 228-229).
Originally posted by SilentKoala
Journalists can be influenced by corporate interests to misrepresent information? Not a chance...
Originally posted by Domo1
reply to post by DarkSecret
While all that may be true (I don't get the fabled supercharger bit) without certain people leading the way there would be no innovation. I'm sure back in the day everyone with a horse mocked those who could afford a car. People hate NASA despite the fact that without them we would be living in a very different world.