Jeremy Clarkson VS Elon Musk Feud Hits a New Level

1y ago


Elon Musk and Jeremy Clarkson are still going at it over the alleged misrepresentation of the Tesla Roadster back when it was featured on Top Gear.


The Roadster was featured in an episode of Top Gear back in 2008 where Jeremy, who performed the review, claimed the car only ran for 55 miles on a single charge. The segment showed a crew pushing the car back into the hangar after dying in the middle of a test run.

Tesla sued the BBC in 2011, claiming that the car can run for over 200 miles:

"The breakdowns were staged and the statements are untrue. Yet the programme’s lies are repeatedly and consistently re-broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide on BBC television and web sites, and on other TV channels via syndication; the show is available on the internet, and is for sale on Top Gear DVD’s around the world."

In a recent interview with The Daily beast, Clarkson had some choice words for Musk:

"I actually reviewed the new Tesla in the new show and in many ways, it’s tremendous. I’ve got no ax to grind. He’s the only one who ever behaved in such a petulant way—most industry bosses are a lot more grown up.

Musk doesn’t like losing. Unfortunately he did twice…He’s just got sour grapes."



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