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Tesla CEO Says NYT Review Cost the Company $100 Million

Musk thinks the company lost significant value in the wake of bad New York Times review

Feb 26 2013, 12:03pm CST | by

Tesla CEO Says NYT Review Cost the Company $100 Million

A war of words has been raging between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the New York Times. The New York Times' John Broder took a Tesla Model S electric sedan on a trip and ran into problems. The resulting negative review kicked off a war of words between Musk and the New York Times.

Musk maintains that Broder was not truthful in his review of the vehicle and Musk claims that he has the log files from the car to prove it. The New York Times continues to stand by the story. Musk has now come forward and said that the company has taken a significant financial hit as a result of the New York Times article.

Musk went on to say that he believes the bad review cost Tesla "tens of millions of dollars" and went so high as to say that the review cost the company as much as $100 million. Musk was specific in that he was talking about a loss of valuation the company not specifically that many canceled Model S orders.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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