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CBS Apologizes for Fake Tesla Noise During 60 Minutes Segment

Tesla vehicles are known for being very quiet


Parts of a story on Tesla Motors (TSLA) founder and CEO Elon Musk that aired on CBS’ (CBS) 60 Minutes news magazine on Sunday night featured a decidedly non-Tesla soundtrack.

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CBS showed video clips of a Tesla Model S car driving on the street during the segment. The clips was accompanied by the sounds of a traditional gas-powered engine, which is odd since Tesla’s electric battery-powered cars are virtually soundless, save for a slight “whirring” noise. A CBS spokesperson told FoxNews that “an audio editing error” had been made. “We regret the error,” CBS added.

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Tesla declined to comment to FoxNews about the incident.

The CBS segment on Tesla and Elon Musk was introduced by correspondent Scott Pelley. The CBS newsman’s wife owns a Model S car. CBS indicated that the erroneous audio would be removed from the segment.

TSLA stock fell about 1% in Monday morning trading. CBS stock, on the other hand, sank more than 2%. Over the past year, TSLA stock has gained more than 400%, while CBS stock has rise more than 30%.

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