CNN’s Peter Valdes-Dapena Drives the Tesla Model S from D.C to Boston without a Hitch

Tesla Model S InteriorPeter Valdes-Dapena of CNN Money drove the Tesla Model S from Washington, D.C. to Boston without a hitch.

Does it prove Broder lied in his NY Times article? No. Valdes-Dapena wasn’t trying to recreate Broder’s trip, although he more or less followed the same route. The weather was warmer, however, than when Broder made his trip, and Valdes-Dapena made a point of following the manufacturer’s recommendations. As he pointed out in his article, after he establishes the car and the charging stations will do what the manufacturer claims it does, then he’ll push the envelope. I’ve included the short video of Valdes-Dapena’s trip below.

So, it is possible to drive the car from Washington, D.C. to Boston, when following the manufacturer’s recommendations and the weather is cold without being too cold. I would like to see Tesla Motors post Valdes-Dapena’s car log data.

What do you all think? Is Broder’s article a fraud, as Musk claims? Or, is the problem with the Model S car, as Broder (and others) claim?

Or, is the truth somewhere in between, even with data front and center?

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