Following a test that happened nearly two years ago (Season 12 Episode 7), Tesla has decided to sue the BBC for libel and malicious falsehood. During the test of the electric Roadster, Top Gear denigrated the performances and reliability of the car and claimed that it "in the real world it doesn’t seem to work."
After repeated requests of mutual agreement made by Tesla for that remained unanswered, the Californian brand reacts and attacks the worldwide known English program, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, on five precise points clear of misrepresentation:
1.The Roadster ran out of charge and had to be pushed into the Top Gear hangar by 4 men.
2.The Roadster’s true range is only 55 miles per charge (not 211).
3.One Roadster’s motor overheated and was completely immobilized as a result.
4.The other Roadster’s brakes were broken, rendering the car undriveable.
5.That neither of the two Roadsters provided to Top Gear was available for test driving due to these problems.
According to Tesla, the breakdowns were staged and the statements untrue, Tesla wants the truth about the Roadster finally restored and the diffusion of the test through the BBC, internet and DVD stopped.
Here's why we will not show you the test but you should be able to find it...