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Tesla’s Elon Musk lambasts New York Times article

Tesla's Model S.

(Credit: Tesla)

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has become incensed over a news article critical of the all-electric car that was published in The New York Times last week.

“I do not think this is a he said, she said situation,” Musk told Bloomberg West in an interview today. “It is really black and white. The facts are the facts.”

The tussle got started after New York Times reporter John Broder wrote an article about taking the Tesla Model S out on a test drive in the East Coast’s freezing weather. He claimed that the car couldn’t keep a charge and ultimately died before reaching its intended destination. Before leaving on his trip, Broder said he charged the car until the display read “charge complete;” and then, working to conserve the battery while driving, he said he turned off the car’s heat and drove on cruise control at 54 mph.

Musk alleges that none of this is true and he has the car logs to prove it.

“We will publish the actual logs on the car and it is crystal clear,” Musk told Bloomberg West.

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