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The internet has been abuzz ever since Top Gear aired an episode where the electric Tesla Roadster was put through its paces. At this point, it's probably redundant of us to recap the whole story, but we'll do it really quickly anyway. Jeremy Clarkson's review strongly suggested that the Roadster had run out of juice during testing - something vehemently denied by Tesla Motors, and indeed it had not. The other issue surrounded a brake failure of the second Roadster, which Tesla said was caused by a blown fuse. We don't think it matters how or why the brakes failed, and Clarkson agrees, saying, "Nobody gives a flying **** how the brakes failed. Whether it was a blown fuse or not, they were still not working." All righty then, moving along...

So, what about the capacity of the battery pack? "We never said once that the car had run out of power. The car had to be pushed into the warehouse because you are not allowed to drive cars into a building. We calculated that it would have run out of power after 53 miles but they can't argue with that because that is a fact." Fair enough, right? We're still unconvinced... after watching the video again, it's clear to us that it was strongly implied that the battery had died. In any case, this story may finally Rest In Peace, 'cause Clarkson's done commenting on it.

[Source: Telegraph]

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