But a few days ago, the prestigious New York Times published a rather negative cold-weather review of the Model S by John M. Broder. The problem? According to Mr. Broder, the Model S doesn’t get the range that it claims to get, at least not in cold weather. This isn’t just a minor aside, but the centerpiece of the review, with a very long description of all the anxiety and problems caused by these range issues.
Well, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has responded on Twitter. You can see the tweets above (and we’ll link to the more detailed blog post when it’s available); basically, Tesla now turns on the logging feature on its EVs when it allows media to borrow them, and the logs on Mr. Broder’s Model S tell a different story from what is in the NYT review. We’ll have to wait for the details to be entirely sure, but I don’t think Elon Musk would pick a fight with the biggest newspaper in the world if he didn’t have a lot of data to back his claims.