Tesla CEO Takes to Twitter Over ‘Fake’ NYT Review

by Nate Wooley | February 12, 2013 8:54 am

[1]A car review from The New York Times is being challenged as fake.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA[2]) CEO Elon Musk took exception to the review written by NYT columnist John M. Broder, according to Treehugger.com[3]. Broder reviewed the company’s Model S sedan and was very critical of its ability to drive long distances on a charge[4]. Broder argued that the ability of the car to hold a charge in cold weather was limited, too.

Tesla shares slid 2% yesterday[5] following the review.

However, Broder didn’t know that his use of the car was being tracked. In a series of tweets, Musk made these observations:

Musk later mentions that he appreciates The New York Times and that in a previous review, it stated that the Tesla got 300 miles on a charge.

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  2. TSLA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TSLA
  3. according to Treehugger.com: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/new-york-times-model-s-review-fake-says-tesla-ceo-elon-musk-twitter.html
  4. very critical of its ability to drive long distances on a charge: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/automobiles/stalled-on-the-ev-highway.html?_r=0
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