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AddTesla says Top Gear still hurting UK sales

It's not always easy to tell how a company is performing just by looking at the numbers. In the second quarter of 2011, for example, Tesla Motors revenues hit a record $58 million, with losses of $59 million. This fell just short of Wall Street expectations, and Tesla stock took a beating. In the third quarter, Telsa matched its second quarter revenue numbers, but losses increased to $65 million. However, this was better than analysts had predicted, and Tesla's stock made a sharp turn for the be

AddTesla: Top Gear libel suit defends the honor of electric vehicles

Tesla's libel suit against Top Gear for the show's 2008 review of Roadster is apparently about more than just some erroneous statements made regarding Tesla's electric Roadster. Myra Pasek, a London-based spokeswoman for the automaker, claims that Tesla is suing to defend the honor of electric vehicle technology. Pasek told Automotive News (sub. req.) that:

AddElon Musk says Top Gear is "completely phony"

Last time we broached the subject of Tesla libel suit against Top Gear for the program's 2008 review of Roadster, Top Gear producer Andy Wilman responded to Tesla's claims that the automotive show had fibbed about the Roadster's brakes not working properly, that its range was merely 55 miles and that an overheated electric motor immobilized the vehicle. Top Gear says that the 55-mile range claim came directly from Tesla engineers who studied data after TG's test. Wilman asserts that a blown fuse

AddTesla sues BBC for libel over rigged Top Gear test

Let's put this out there: Tesla Motors is a feisty little company. When General Motor tried to trademark "range anxiety," the electric automaker said, "You can have it." Tesla has also had a long-standing beef with the BBC TV show Top Gear, largely because of that memorable 2008 review of the century's first real modern electric vehicle. If you don't remember, that was the show where the Roadster supposedly ran out of energy on the track. The two groups have sniped back and forth over time, but

71Tesla sues BBC for libel over rigged Top Gear test

Let's put this out there: Tesla Motors is a feisty little company. When General Motor tried to trademark "range anxiety," the electric automaker said, "You can have it." Tesla has also had a long-standing beef with the BBC TV show Top Gear, largely because of that memorable 2008 review of the century's first real modern electric vehicle. If you don't remember, that was the show where the Roadster supposedly ran out of energy on the track. The two groups have sniped back and forth over time, but

45Clarkson fires back over Top Gear/Tesla controversy

Click above to watch Top Gear's review of the Tesla Roadster after the jump

75BBC responds to Tesla's Top Gear complaints

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75Tesla responds to Top Gear's test of Roadster

Click the image above to watch Top Gear's review of the Tesla Roadster after the jump

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