Times Defends Model S Review
CNBC reached out to Broder to see if he would respond to Elon Musk's allegations that he didn't follow directions.
While he never gave us an answer, the Times issued a statement defending the Model S article as factual.
"Any suggestion that the account was "fake" is, of course, flatly untrue. Our reporter followed the instructions he was given in multiple conversations with Tesla personnel. He described the entire drive in the story; there was no unreported detour. And he was never told to plug the car in overnight in cold weather, despite repeated contact with Tesla." - New York Times Statement
We have yet to see the data logs Tesla says it has showing where Broder drove the Model S and it's unclear we ever will. So we may never know whether Musk's complaints have merit or if the Times review is an accurate reflection of Broder's test drive. However, fans and critics of Tesla have already weighed in with their opinions.
Justin Hyde with Motoramic, the Yahoo Autos Blog, checked the Tesla forums online and said the comments were split 60/40, with the majority of those issuing comments blaming The New York Times.
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