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CBS' '60 Minutes' admits to faking Tesla car noise

What is it about Tesla and its ability to make major media outlets look like fools?

The latest example came a week ago today when CBS' 60 Minutes aired a report on Tesla and its amazing electric car. It was basically the kind of coverage that any automaker would kill to have (and must have left flummoxed General Motors executives wondering why they never got it for the plug-in Chevrolet Volt).

Just one problem: As the Associated Press reported, a CBS editor made what is being called an "audio error" in dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car. The Model is whisper quiet, no matter how hard you push it.

Auto website Jalopnik broke the story of the fake sound and CBS was in retreat all week.

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Who Killed the Electric Car is a news item.

Dealership Subsidy?

I like the claim that China is not competitive compared to California.

Elon Musk offers an opinion.

How many myths can be nullified with accurate accounting?

I heard the myth about range anxiety, for example. Then Nissan, you know those Japanese perfectionists who out perfect even the German perfectionists, and they make an electric car, the Leaf if my memory serves me, whereby the gas gauge (battery power meter) is off by a consistent amount whereby the driver is being told by the gas gauge that the driver can get from point A to point B, however that won't happen, instead the driver will fail to get to point B from point A because the gas gauge has a built in Range Anxiety.

So much for competitive Japanese cars? They can't even make an accurate gas gauge, and people are thereby stranded on the roads without any gas.

How about using actual math?

I did.

How much does it cost per mile at current gasoline prices?

How much does it cost per mile at current electric prices?

How much does it cost per mile if electricity is produced at home instead of buying electricity from the local Subsidized Electric Monopoly Power?

The mere idea of having to use math causes anxiety?

Just tell me what to do and I'll do that without question, thank you very much?



The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

Get your nose back to that grind stone slave, you have to pay the bills I've run up while spending your earnings in the process of making you a slave.

Range anxiety.

Oh my.


Michael Nystrom's picture

The MSM lies

Who knew?

He's the man.

GM cares?

If you want to know how GM really feels about technological progress, Google: "Who Killed The Electric Car". Gasoline powered cars aren't going away any time soon. Just ask the oil companies, the car manufacturers, & of course, the government.