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Tesla in lawsuit with Top Gear

By CheeJun on 18 Apr 2011

Attached Image Electric 'supercar' maker Tesla which just recently pulled out from Singapore is now in a legal battle with the mega motoring show Top Gear from the UK. Apparently, they are battling it out in court due to Top Gear's depiction of the car. This is not the first time Top Gear is facing the flak from one of the companies which provide them cars to trash around, and neither will this be the last, but I do love Top Gear for their insanity sometimes.. No wait, ALL the time.

According to Tesla, Top Gear's review had “contained lies and misinformation about the Roadster’s performance, behaviour and reliability.” It boils down to 5 areas:

1. “The Roadster ran out of charge and had to be pushed into the Top Gear hangar by four men.”
2. “The Roadster’s true range is only 55 miles per charge (not 211).”
3. “One Roadster’s motor overheated and was completely immobilized as a result.”
4. “The other Roadster’s brakes were broken, rendering the car undriveable.”
5. “That neither of the two Roadsters provided to Top Gear was available for test driving due to these problems.”

Honestly, I couldn't care less about what Tesla wants to do with Top Gear because they are totally missing the point of the show, that it is in fact just 'a show'. And with Top Gears track record of being harsh on many cars these days including the infamous Perodua episode, it shouldn't be a surprise to them that Clarkson would spew out some form of criticism that may have been exaggerated but cannot be considered as a 'fact' in the true sense of the word. Well what do you think?

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Cheejun
Written by Cheejun
Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



 
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