Tesla Motors sues Top Gear, BBC Backs Roadster Criticism

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Back in 2008 Top Gear got their hands on the Tesla Roadster, the electric vehicle was tested out by Jeremy Clarkson and resulted in the car being pushed into the garage supposedly out of charge, Tesla has now sued Top Gear claiming that this was malicious falsehood.

According to Tesla they supplied Top Gear with two Roadsters and both returned with a least 25% charge, if true this means that Top Gear pushing the Roadster back to the garage was staged.

The BBC released a statement showing their support for Top Gear on the matter, here is what they had to say “the BBC stands by the programme and will be vigorously defending this claim”.

Anyone who watches Top Gear knows that some of the events seen in the television series sometimes seem a bit staged an unbelievable, however doing this at the expense of a company’s flagship vehicle would not be fair, we do not know who we should believe about this matter, therefore we will have to see what the courts decide.

If you head over to Engadget you can watch a video showing the segment of TopGear which showed the Roadster being pushed back to the garage. We will keep a close eye on the matter and keep toy up-to-date as we find out more.

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