Tuesday I wrote about the public spat between Tesla's co-founder Elon Musk and John Broder, a writer for the NY Times. Broder wrote a negative story about Tesla's $100k electric sports car (the Model S) and Musk responded by accusing him of faking the events in the story. Musk claimed that data logged during the test drive proved Broder hadn't been honest in his account.
Yesterday, Musk did publish a response on Tesla's website including several graphs based on data taken during the test drive. It turns out that some of the claims Broder made are not true. Specifically, in his initial response to Musk he claims "I drove more than 100 miles below 55 on cruise control to conserve power." Not so according to the logs which show a roughly 100 mile stretch driving an average of 60mph.