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Scott Burgess on Autoline After Hours: What an idiot!!!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by boonedocks, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. boonedocks

    boonedocks Active Member

    May 1, 2015
    Gainesville, GA
    #1 boonedocks, Dec 21, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    I was sitting at my desk doing busy work listening to Autoline After Hours AAH #314 Presents, Coal and Chorus podcast and one of the guests was Scott Burgess from YAHOO!Autos. He had made a couple of completely factually wrong statements about some things but I just wrote them off as ignorant and ill-informed. THEN at marker 27:55 after he had given a guy from Tesla a lump of coal, he said "Tesla has an exit strategy, their batteries die at 60k miles and have to be replaced" I really do wish that some of the buffoons in the automotive media would be publicly ridiculed when they make such factually incorrect / stupid / just plane wrong to get attention, facts in the public marketplace. I went back and watched the episode to see just what this guy looked like after listening to him. He is the Ron White of the automotive press industry. All he is missing is a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other.

  2. evp

    evp Nerd

    Nov 28, 2014
    Arvada, CO
    Sooooo, apparently he doesn't know the difference between a battery and and drive unit. Maybe someone needs to review his credentials as a car expert.
  3. AWDtsla

    AWDtsla Active Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    According to them, the environment is not zero sum, you can burn 260 billion tons of coal no problem at all, but the car market is zero sum. Riiiiiight. It just gets worse from there.

    What a bunch of as******.
  4. seclinton

    seclinton Member

    May 25, 2015
    Newark, CA
    I agree, a bunch of opinionated jerks. But to be true. There is a bit of truth to the 60K battery dieing.

    See my report in this link: Failed battery 57,000 miles.
    Fremont SC only drawing 10A on my car.

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