Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tesla data protocol travels apparently N.Y. Times story.

Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau 9 clock.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk could only in the last word received, as he was with the New York Times about a potentially damaging review of start-up car manufacturer model S battery-electric vehicle battles.

Musk started having what initially makes some during a test run a quixotic struggle with the earlier this week after the release of a report by experienced journalists John Broder noted, he had very influential newspaper no and had delivered to the Tesla model S battery cars from flatbed to the place of destination.

Although he said an initial apology Broder offered, musk later turned around and went on the offensive and threw the paper a "fake" story, and the journalist to do a number of things that would be assured, that he run during his test drive of energy out.

And early today, musk and his PR team by releasing that drove data logs from the model S Broder. The diagram shows that proves what they pretend to clearly will not match the details of the story the way actually drove the reporter.

"If the facts to fit his opinion not, he changed the facts simply," musk wrote.

It has long been a hate between car manufacturers and automotive reviews. Manufacturers often grin and bear it, if they have allegedly poor design, poor mileage or questionable acceleration were attacked. While a few have tried to fight back the benefits have not in General to outweighed the risk.

Tesla seems less willing to smile and his critics to ignore, especially when it comes to the critical question of the range. This is a weak point of the electric vehicle industry, in General, however, Tesla has tried to overcome, so-called "range anxiety" by offering a sedan, equipped with a far larger battery than available in competitive products, such as the Nissan leaf or Ford focus EV, generally less than 100 km per charge leave.

In fact the model is sold S with a choice of three different packs which claims can get Tesla to less than 300 miles. And to further blur the boundaries between a conventional, gas-powered vehicle, and the new model S, Tesla is a network of so-called Superchargers, rapid charging stations, which operate along the East and West coasts and in other parts of the country.

Broder of the review was to see whether he could use these Superchargers, coming from Washington, D.C. to Boston without the agonizingly long normally to recharge, waiting time required. In history, that the times printed that claimed veteran writer he could deduct it, does not require its model S picked up by flat bed and the the second charger to be placed.

Nonsense, musk announced this week raise many eyebrows and a lot of skepticism, as he had shown previously thin-skinned, even complaints the BBC about a bad review by the highly rated series, "Top Gear".

But the Tesla model S, turns out, contains a so-called Black Box, a data recorder that monitored closely as the more complex devices on aircraft, the fashion, the driver operates the vehicle. And indicates that the data was made after a diagram, the Tesla, it seems that Broders was driving significantly differently, what he reported.

The annotated diagram, for example, shows that he operated much faster than the 54 mph Broder cruise control should be claimed during the first third of his trip. He occasionally spiked up to 80 mph and routinely went much faster than if the review claimed he "limped along at about 45 km/h."

Tesla claimed Broder could not properly charge the S model during its first compressor station, and operated the climate control in a way that further looked at the battery.

Musk criticism seems exaggerated. At one point, with battery in the close to zero and a charger nearby went apparently to see Broder circles, what would happen next. This is something that many journalists have done testing of battery vehicles.

But now released with the data logs, Tesla's last Salvo seems first gripes more weight than the musk.

Does it matter? A source in the New York Times promises one "point for point rebuttal." And the Atlantic Wire has already questioned whether the data log is really convincing. The mileage that appears Broder reported more in line with reality, as Tesla would have us believe would like to make, requested it. And in some cases the publication loudly there are apples, oranges comparisons that look not quite so convincing, if investigated.

"Not all data of the musk is entirely convincing, and the parts that do not show for a malicious plot", says the online news service of the Atlantic magazine.

The dispute is to some only a storm in an electric teapot. For others, it will have little effect as Analyst Jim Hall. "they have waiting 10-depth, for the model S,", he said.

But beyond the dedicated Greenies, probably for the first year or so busy will be Tesla's Assembly plant, the question is, what happens if the company must attract more mainstream buyers for themselves? The result of this war of words could determine whether Tesla has a Halo or a dirty face.

Were recent comments when the data graph and musk am issued at 2:00 am EST, said Tesla spokeswoman Shanna Hendricks, "Please keep in mind that nobody is Tesla - including Elon - providing additional commentary on this topic move, as we believe that the blog speaks for itself." At this point is this post of the company final document on the subject. We are happy to clarify, however if you have any questions."

It seems that is time to have the last word not to Tesla, however. And musk, the tendency to rise, on everything that affects him or her interests remains to be seen whether this battle is ending even remotely.

Copyright 2013 the Detroit Bureau

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