CONTROVERSY: NY Times car review about Tesla
Gary Gastelu weighs in on what really happened during the test
- Duration 5:41
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Gary Gastelu weighs in on what really happened during the test
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Welcome back to on the hundred foxnews.com live I'm Jonathan Hunt you may have heard of the Tesla.
Battery powered cop -- -- -- -- our own creation I guess of the Elon Musk who was one of the founders of pay Colin has become.
Sort of major innovate in many areas SpaceX is another of his company's.
Well the Tesla -- pretty bad review in the New York Times and now there's a bit of a fight.
Going on Gary gas slew of Fox News dot com's Foxconn report is -- -- -- -- give us some background first did Gary what was said.
In this in this review of it that so outraged deal mosque well to remind them.
Tesla model S electric car all electric car the version of that was -- here -- -- read range between charges of 265.
Miles per charge and -- test has been doing is building these network of charging stations.
That allow you take long trips between Los Angeles and San Francisco for instance and now here on the East Coast between Washington and Boston is put to of their super -- they call them.
The to recharge the course of polian and our group that would give you that sort of distance and basically can you draw between those two cities within -- -- John Brody the reporter for the New York Times took one of these cars from Washington.
And started heading towards New York where that actually ultimately looking to get to Milford Connecticut.
I'll -- along the way the range wasn't living up to what he was expecting from was a cold -- -- qualities do you expect.
Sort of a negative effect on my battery packs in these electric cars.
He got to the first charging station behind it which is in Newark Delaware and in between there in New York things started going south -- him according to him.
He would drive 68 miles but the reactions 85 miles worth of charge then he started driving at 54 miles an hour he says.
Put it on cruise control because obviously the faster you go the more energy users turn off the heat.
By the time to get to New York he was freezing cold.
And value to -- breaking new York and -- he went on to Milford and barely made it there again it was 73 miles away from where he started from he had 79.
Miles worth of charging you could make it but at that point the car was saying you have charged anyone who drove the car around that evening.
-- woke up the next morning he parking get ninety miles worth of charge left on the battery would woke up the next morning was ten degrees outside.
It was only 25 miles.
With the charge left so we went through this whole thing with castle they said look you gotta warming up the -- to come back he never really did he went back to charging station ultimately ran out of electricity before he can.
Plug it back -- and finally got to where he was going.
Charged up again -- affecting us.
I did he told his whole story in his review and then he'll mosque says.
-- using it -- -- somewhat strange what a military -- -- but fake that he's very straight out he said it's very worthwhile putting means he means it's a lot.
He means that it's.
Inaccurate the story -- here's why you know again he made it sound very flattering Broder -- -- cold again keep he'd often barely made -- who's going.
And again the key points -- -- he fully charge it in Delaware he says.
And then east.
Drove through -- -- on his way to Milford.
Now -- charging corridors along I 95.
What Tesla did -- -- they left the data logger on.
In the car which tells -- exactly what the car has done in its entire history seems sort of the one computer if you don't clear registry and I they do this and give it to -- for just this reason.
Now they're gonna put or they said the gonna put -- a very detailed post taking apart this review.
From the time they haven't done that yet but in a couple of comments that -- did make yesterday he said first of all he didn't charge the battery all the way.
And second of all this -- you took was actually a lot longer.
Then he said it was also at many times good portion of the trip.
We spent being -- the car being driven at ten or more miles an hour above the speed limit.
And according to him he said they told -- Exactly not to do those three days and he did he wasn't gonna get -- full into the -- just as you wouldn't and gasoline powered car you can use more gasoline from the right things like.
And I guess then no one of the one of the you -- -- major points and annoyances here.
Is the New York Times a review what do what do you think -- the -- -- -- -- your -- -- at a restaurant or a cop is a powerful thing.
And Tesla shares actually -- raw -- in the wake of this review.
Yeah they went down something -- 2.5 percent yesterday I was a lot of my usually very significant when you're talking about.
A big company like Tesla look they haven't put out bad data -- yet we don't know exactly what it's going to say but must he said it's fake.
He said it was inaccurate and actually accused the times he says he says look -- times has a history.
Of having some.
Inaccurate reports now they generally says it's a respectable paper let you know he's referring to some of the issues the paper has come -- him straight up called this report fake.
But its ability but it just briefly if Tesla has this -- -- long.
Com and it -- it died affixed with -- a story or it fits with -- -- story somebody's reputation is getting trashed here in the next 24 hours.
Imagine so absolutely -- -- 11 where another way to get -- -- -- missing here I mean when Broder recharge the car for the second time he doesn't say he charged it fully.
So maybe he didn't -- -- maybe this is what he's talking to really -- mention that he went into Manhattan.
Must -- saying that it was a extensive detour through Manhattan new entered around town.
Civil fine and exactly how far off the -- He went -- as far as what do you explain it's fascinating to watch always fun -- good fight between -- talent -- he's -- but you know I think the consumer to take away -- that's more important than anything is if you want accurate car reviews.
But fox car report icon for the foxnews.com -- -- don't go to these other -- perfect.
I wake Foxconn report don't -- I've Gary got slew who allow all those fronts that does everything with fox garbled to become a good to see Gary thanks very much for being hit.