Tesla is a car company currently devoted to producing electric cars, with their Model S model (straight from the Department of Redundancy Department) receiving a good deal of publicity. Unfortunately for Tesla, though, the company has something in common with its namesake - getting royally screwed over. Fortunately for them, those doing the screwing happened to be embarrassingly incompetent. Slash Gear Shocking, I know. The article lists some of the underhand methods used by Broder (pictured here), ranging from insufficient charging to "driving 'in circles for over half a mile in a tiny, 100-space parking lot.'" In fact, it even appears that despite Broder's claims, his car never actually ran out of battery; the entire story seems to have been pulled straight from his rear exhaust port. Considering that John Broder has made his disdain for electric vehicles quite public, it appears that his review was an attempt to legitimize his views. So much for objective reporting, eh? As of right now, the New York Times has refused to comment on the publicity-pileup, and it has yet to retract Broder's review. Considering that Tesla might just have grounds for a libel suit here, expect them to shift gears soon enough. So yeah. While I know we all have different opinions on clean energy and the like, let's not allow the conversation to get too charged. I think we can all agree that faking a review to validate your preconceived biases is bad - and maybe don't forget that the company-tracked car is, in fact, tracked. That could help.