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CNN Opinion piece about Model S fires

Discussion in 'News' started by claytorj, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. ecarfan

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    #2 ecarfan, Dec 2, 2013
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    Well written and very reasonable article.

    But the photo of the Model S appears to show a dull metallic gold paint color. Odd. I think the image has been altered. That color is not available from Tesla as far as I know. Maybe a custom paint job?
     
  2. roblab

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    It's also the Alpha Prototype, LOOOONG before they had any ideas what colors they would offer.
     
  3. Todd Burch

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    Yes. Appparently the so-called "news agency" called CNN has trouble finding a picture of one of the most lauded cars in history that has been in production for over a year...
     
  4. Gwgan

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    The lighting is odd, but the color looks very similar to the MX prototype paint.
     
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    The photo is ancient history. Wish they would have kept the front rounded like the alpha though.
     
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    The content of the article is pretty much spot. My only real criticism is that the title of the article assumes or concludes that the Model S has "flaws" when the article itself accurately discusses the accidents, the pending investigation, and the question whether there are indeed any flaws in the design.
     
  7. ecarfan

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    #8 ecarfan, Dec 2, 2013
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    News story titles are typically not written by the article writer, they are written by a different person whose goal is to attract attention to the piece.

    Thanks for the info about the photo of the "alpha" Model S, I had not seen it before.
     
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    on one hand I want a "no flaws" ruling, on the other hand, I think Tesla can do better and I hope such a ruling will not stop them from finding a way to improve the strength of the under body and bolster the overall value proposition (eg: giving us back our "low" suspension position).
     

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