Autoblog Reposts Tata Blog Without TTAC Diss, TTAC Pulls Tesla Death Watch Post

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

I would have simply noted the return of the "Tata Motors Hearts Daimler" Autoblog blog in an update in the original blog, but there are two things that need saying. First, thanks Autoblog for removing the slam and keeping the link to TTAC. That was big of you. Second, we don't expect perfection from anyone. Which brings me to a mea culpa. I've pulled the last Tesla Death Watch because, well, it was bullshit. Wired's original blog on the subject suggested that Roadster Number 6's crash may have had something to do with the fact that the car runs silent, runs fast. Obviously, we weren't buying that. But my post on the pile-up cast doubt on the performance of the Roadster's airbags (airbag?). After considering several of our Best and Brightest's comments, I decided that I had no factual basis to make any such accusation. Or even imply it. I apologize for my over-zealous reaction. We will, of course, monitor the situation and report the truth of the matter.

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  • Strippo Strippo on Jul 30, 2008

    I miss the Show All link, since I always clicked on it. It's unsettling, I tells ya.

  • Iamwho2k Iamwho2k on Jul 30, 2008

    I think all the hubbub is about deaf pedestrians, actually.

  • Student.Driver Student.Driver on Jul 30, 2008

    @RF Nicely done.

  • Limmin Limmin on Jul 31, 2008

    At least this site had the integrity to pull its article. But most important in my mind is this site's healthy skepticism about Tesla Motors. Every other journalist touts Tesla as the world's salvation. This site looks beyond the hype and seeks truth. That's why I keep coming back here...