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  • Tesla Motors (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is out with a blog post defending the range performance of the Model S. After putting out a combative series of tweets on the test drive of a Model S detailed in the New York Times, Musk goes even further with detailed charts and accusations of the objectivity of the NYT reporter. "When the facts didn’t suit his opinion, he simply changed the facts." [View news story]
    Broder failed to put more than 28% of charge into the car, then he ran out of power. Gee, I wonder why? Come on people, stop trying to spin this, they guy obviously wanted to run out and be stranded, and Musk has the proof.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:40 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Magnifying Rather Than Quelling Range Anxiety [View article]
    Froggy your are really obsessed. It's just not healthy. Anyway, try to spin this one:
    http://bit.ly/12NvCfg

    Broder lied.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Magnifying Rather Than Quelling Range Anxiety [View article]
    Look how many charging stations were along the route he took:
    http://bit.ly/Wq3WYT
    He was obviously trying to run out of charge, especially since he only charged to 28% before he ran out of power:
    http://bit.ly/12OaYvu
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Magnifying Rather Than Quelling Range Anxiety [View article]
    She didn't have the right adapter, probably a $20 item. That's the fault of Tesla, or the car? In your garage you'll have a 220-240V 30-50amp outlet. I put one on the side of my house for about $50 and it took me about an hour.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Magnifying Rather Than Quelling Range Anxiety [View article]
    Logs.
    http://bit.ly/12NvCfg
    Broder lied, and got caught.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NYT's John Broder takes Tesla's (TSLA) Model S up and down the East Coast from Washington on Interstate 95, where the company has installed Supercharger stations 200 miles apart. Things start dandily enough, but then the weather cools, and Broder has to endure freezing feet and white knuckles because he has to turn the heating off to preserve power. Eventually, he needs a tow truck to pick him up because the car runs out of juice[View news story]
    Don't tell the people who are using it as their main vehicle....
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think Twice Before Test-Driving A Tesla [View article]
    I put a 240V 30A outlet on the side of my house for about $50 and an hours worth of labor. A 240V 50A outlet wouldn't cost much more.
    As for Top Gear, they claimed the Roadster ran out of charge and showed it being pushed into the garage. Tesla's logs showed it still had plenty of charge. Top Gear lied. Just as did the NYTimes reporter.
    http://bit.ly/12NvCfg
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think Twice Before Test-Driving A Tesla [View article]
    That's not quite accurate, the S is closer to 4400lbs I believe.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think Twice Before Test-Driving A Tesla [View article]
    Logs are out, the reporter lied.

    http://bit.ly/12NvCfg
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 208: Feb. 13: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    You can try and spin this as much as you want. The reporter lied about a number of points and he got caught. The trip could have easily been completed using only the superchargers.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 208: Feb. 13: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    The simple fact that the reporter only charged to 28% on the last leg, where he subsequently ran out of charge, tells you all you need to know. He did not even put "half a tank" into the car, not one single person here would blame an ICE vehicle if someone did the same. This was obviously a hatchet piece, and Broder got caught. The logs show he was less than truthful about a number of his claims. You can nitpick all the details you want and come up with any conclusions you wish, but it can't change the truth.
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 207: Feb. 10: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    Or you can just read the response from Elon, with log data. The only thing you need to look at is this graph, which shows the reporter stopped charging at only 28% of charge on his last leg, where he subsequently ran out of charge.

    http://bit.ly/12OaYvu

    I think even most of the most rabid Tesla haters have to acknowledge that putting only 28% of fuel into any vehicle and then running out is either complete stupidity or a purposeful attempt to do so. Seriously how many of you would be carrying on like this if someone only put 28% of potential capacity in their gas tank and then ran out? Who are the blind fanatics exactly?
    Feb 14, 2013. 09:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 207: Feb. 10: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    She took the trip with inaccurate information. If I plan a trip in an ICE counting on a gas station at the 300 mile mark and it's closed or out of order, and there are no others within range, I'm stuck. People run out of gas every single day, obviously because of poor planning. Does that prove that ICE technology isn't ready? Higher speed charge points are limited in some areas, a fact that is changing quite rapidly.
    EV's are certainly not the right vehicle for many people now, that doesn't mean that they aren't the right vehicle for many others.
    Feb 14, 2013. 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 206: Feb. 6: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    "If I am buying a $100,000 car, I bloody well want to be able to show it off to the cousins in Peoria."

    Then do a better job of planning that that person did. Do I really have to tell you that these are still early days and that the number of higher power charge points are limited? That is of course changing quickly and will only get better.

    Here is a nice map of all the charge points that were along the route the NYTimes reporter took, but for some reason decided not to stop at.
    http://bit.ly/Wq3WYT
    Here is the charging log showing how he stopped charging at only 28% on his last charge.
    http://bit.ly/12OaYvu

    Many discrepancies in his report, as Musk just proved.
    http://bit.ly/12NvCfg
    Feb 14, 2013. 08:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 207: Feb. 10: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    In case anyone missed it these are early days of a new technology. The trip she "planned" was poorly planned and not well researched. No one is claiming that EV's can do any trip at any time without any issues. Poor planning leads to thousands of people running out of gas each day, in well established ICE technology. Why would anyone think the same should never happen in an EV?
    Feb 13, 2013. 09:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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