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Top Gear drastically misrepresented the Tesla's range. It wasn't particularly funny, comedic, or for educational effect. It was simply misleading.

I own a Nissan Leaf and am well aware that range depends upon a series of conditions like weather, excessive acceleration and braking, and climate control. THIS IS TRUE OF ALL CARS, but matters more in EVs.

That does not mean that anyone would be well-served by an automotive review that lists towns and distances traveled, but which then misrepresents the car's state of charge to pretend its battery is completely discharged when it's actually over one-third full.

I think you are taking this personally when you really shouldn't. I love Top Gear, and I watch it purely for entertainment value.

I doubt anyone purchased any car based upon their recommendations or takes them seriously when they "review" cars.

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