Well, things just got a lot more interesting in the world of Tesla.
Tesla certainly hasn't had an easy life as an automaker, that's for sure. But after its IPO, some intriguing parternships and the launch of its Model S, it seems like it may be onto something. When things are too good to be true, they usually are.
In a piece published last week, a New York Times writer told the story of his nightmare — driving from Newark, Delaware to Milford, Connecticut. These are two points where Tesla has installed its special charging devices to give its owners some juice. The good news is it's paid for by Tesla. Novel idea, that's for sure.
The problem is getting from point "A" to "B" though. The stations are located 200 miles apart; however, Tesla claims that a full charge will get you about 300 miles on a charge, and the EPA rates the vehicle's mileage at 265 per charge in an 85 kilowatt-hour Model S.
To save you the long-winded version, the writer winds up on the side of the road and makes sure to tell everyone about it.
Tesla's stock takes a bit of a hit, falling more than two percent.
And here's the interesting bit: Elon Musk has come out and said that the New York Times story is a fake!
Musk claims that the vehicle logs will tell the truth and that the writer took a "long detour." We're awaiting to see when the shoe drops and the vehicle logs are released, that is, assuming Tesla actually does so.
So, who do YOU think is lying?