Tesla's libel suit against Top Gear
show's 2008 review of Roadster
is apparently about more than just some erroneous statements made regarding
. Myra Pasek, a London-based spokeswoman for the automaker, claims that
is suing to defend the honor of
technology. Pasek told
(sub. req.) that:
We're very concerned that electric vehicles are being judged not on their merits but on preconceived conclusions. This amounts to a misinformation campaign about whether electric cars work.
As you might recall,
's review of the Roadster concluded by claiming that, "In the real world, it doesn't seem to work" (
watch it here
). Pasek counters
's assessment with this statement:
Tesla is the groundbreaker in the technology. Daimler and Toyota are looking to us. If our car doesn't work, nobody's does.
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