31 Mar '11, 2pm

Tesla sues Top Gear to ‘correct the record’

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has sued BBC television program Top Gear after a protracted disagreement over a review of its Roadster sports car. The California-based firm, which makes the world’s only serially-produced electric supercar , announced legal proceedings against the BBC March 29 claiming libel and malicious falsehood, after a spat which has lasted over two years. Tesla’s complaint relates to an episode of the show which featured the show’s host Jeremy Clarkson reviewing its Roadster , before saying the car would run out of power after 55 miles, the motor had overheated and the brakes had failed. It says that the Top Gear piece, which shows four men pushing the Tesla Roadster into a hangar, contained lies and misinformation about the Roadster’s performance, behavior and reliability, specifically accusing the program of staging the breakdowns. The BBC, for its ...

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