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Discussion in 'News' started by rage_777, Jul 11, 2013.
Tesla and The Chasm - a day with a group of Model S owners
Quite a positive article. How un-Jalopnik.
Yea, it was with some regret I clicked the link. Jalopnik is a waste of electrons, but it was actually a pretty good read. The author did a good job of conveying how he was able to see why the standard "Who wants an electric car?" question isn't really the right question with Tesla.
The car's been out for a year and it looks like one of the guys is juuuust starting to get it. You can tell they're a little bit...slow. Is this author one of those two douche-y guys from Revenge of the Electric Car?
I think it's safe to say that 2013 was the tipping point for EV's! Jalopnik must simply see the writing on the wall and are finally giving up so they don't look bad.
Yeah, they've held out as long as they possibly could. Any longer and they'll start suffering credibility issues (from their POV).
They lost all credibility with me when they called the Model S vapourware and said Tesla couldn't possible build it in "Revenge of the Electric Car". I won't even give their site a click anymore.
Yeah, that was the "from their POV" part of my post.
Just wanted to pop in real quick and clear up a few things:
That wasn't a Jalopnik article. I post content on their user-system called Kinja from time-to-time and they will share that story to their front page. I'm not a writer for Jalopnik.
I've never been in a movie about EVs nor do I consider myself a douchebag.
I'm just a car guy that tries to tell stories about car stuff. The folks I met were great and I'm very impressed with what they had to say about the car.
Thanks for posting here. No offense intended if you are not one of the douches in question. It was a good article, I just have some issues with Jalopnik.
I thought your article was well written and thanks for posting it. With all the press about electric cars (much of it negative), there are very few articles about how happy the vast majority of owners (especially Tesla owners) are with their vehicles. We do need more articles and press about how easy and satisfying it is to live and drive a Model S is.
As a community, our frustration with Jalopnik has been very real and justified, but its time to move on. If the Jalopnik editors decided to put the article on their front page, it seems a great indication of their potential acceptance of Tesla. I really wonder if our animosity toward Jalopnik (and Top Gear for that matter) has maintained the chasm that ought to be closed.
Thanks for the article. Many of us here have issues with Jalopnik, so glad you clarified. Keep up the good work!