It seems like every blog and/or online news source I read regularly has had something about the public pissing contest between The New York Times and Tesla Motors. The subject of the debate is a 500-mile test drive of the Tesla Model S done by John Broder, a Times' writer. Mr. Broder gave the car and Tesla's rapid charging stations located along the route a bad review; Elon Musk, Tesla's founder, claimed that the writer was biased and had gone out of his way to make the car look bad. One interesting side note is that Mr. Musk's assertions are based on the very detailed data logging that the car performs. He notes that such logging is now standard practice for cars provided to the media after the Top Gear television show gave the Model S a pre-planned bad review.
Photo credits: Tesla Model S, Motor Trend. MIT city car, MIT.