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Fox news business reporter claims Model S only has 16 miles of range.

Discussion in 'Video' started by Seattle, May 30, 2013.

  1. Seattle

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    Fox News reporter Elizabeth MacDonald says "[the Tesla Model S] ... conks out after 16 miles or about a half-hour of usage."

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/30/fox-reporter-conjures-mystery-numbers-for-new-t/194273

    Where is Dave Barry when you need him? You can't make this stuff up! There are plenty of things to discuss or question about Tesla such as is their valuation ahead of where it should be? Or perhaps one could investigate the economics of the supercharger system. But you can't be this far off.
     
  2. artsci

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    Fox lies. Should anyone be surprised? This is not a mistake, it's a deliberate lie.
     
  3. yobigd20

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    How does that woman even have a job when she just makes up bs like that? A quick google search on her came back with that she's known for pulling numbers out of thin air and just making up crap about everything. Seriously why is she employed? The only job she's suited for is probably a weather lady. At least there you can make up crap and get away with it.
     
  4. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    And she even managed to imply the SC rollout would be taxpayer funded!?

    What planet do these whack-jobs come from, and where are the nuts that actually listen to them and believe that obvious tripe?

    Hopefully not Mars, otherwise Elon will need to have SpaceX carpet-bomb the planet before colonizing. ;)
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Broder's not even THAT stupid....
     
  6. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Why such negativity against a green car company? Would we see the same response if Ford produced such a car? Is it all because of the DOE loan? :confused:
     
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    Ford got a DOE loan - 10X larger than Tesla's.
     
  8. Grendal

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    No. Because Tesla is considered a "green" company by the Right. Therefore unworthy and doomed to failure. The government loan, even though it came from the Bush administration, allowed Tesla to be lumped in with everything "green."

    The naysayers have changed their tactics since Tesla has paid off the loan. Now they are harping on the ZEV credits (which they imply is money from the government) and the $7500 tax credit (which they also think is money you get from the government). It's the best they've got and that's the new talking points concerning Tesla.
     
  9. Russell B

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    I have always enjoyed "E Mac" but this is beyond the pale. I think she just had a brain freeze or had some incorrect information. Nobody anywhere has reported that allegation. She must explain and likely will.
     
  10. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Interesting that you say that. Read and posted this link yesterday. The analyst writes that ZEV credits are what is currently driving Tesla's profitability.
     
  11. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    I thing you're right. No one can be that ignorant (or ignorant and stupid) and still make such a statement without knowing how to back it up.
     
  12. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Yup! They got $5.9B. Hope they produce some good green vehicles.
     
  13. Ven Rala

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    It is just like when Romney and Palin put Tesla and Fisker in the same category. The extreme right does not care about the truth, only making up arguments to support their theories against "big government". They figure most of their audience won't spend enough time or energy to fact check them.
     
  14. jpasqua

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    I am truly flabbergasted. Is this person incompetent beyond belief or just outright malicious? It's hard to tell these days.
     
  15. brianman

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    Perhaps she was mixing it up with a Volt going 45 degrees uphill at max speed or something. Very odd.
     
  16. Zextraterrestrial

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    :frown: hmm :frown:
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    I'd love to try the 16 mi full charge
     
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    Lol. That's all you can say.
     
  18. Beavis

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    Fair and balanced. Wow.
     
  19. brianman

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    Even at the track, I don't think I could burn down a standard charge in half an hour -- at any speed.
     
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    Fox 'News' may have gotten their "16 miles" claim by further distorting another erroneous claim:

    http://www.marketintelligencecenter.com/articles/281549

    Mr Fowlkes doesn't specify what charging method is used to obtain such a small amount of range.
     

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