Submitted by shs on July 25, 2013
Here is article from Fortune analyzing the competitive situation between the MS and the BMW i3 that I found on the CNN Money website.
They compare the cars looking at several categories and either give an advantage to one car or the other, or call a tie, as they did when it comes to range.
They list Tesla’s range as a claimed 300 miles, but for the comparison they use the Edmunds report of using 251 miles of range to go just 121 miles. They then compare that to the i3’s claimed 93-mile electric range that can be extended to 186 miles using a small gas engine. And they called that a tie.
Unfortunately we all know how totally unrepresentative the original Edmunds range claim was. Too bad that Fortune didn’t make a more honest effort to get range under normal driving/charging circumstances from any number of other sources. There are a couple of other strange things in this article making me wonder if perhaps there was some bias involved. Hmm, could that be?