02 Apr '14, 11am

Memo To TV News Shows: Tesla Electric Cars Don't Make Engine Noises

Memo To TV News Shows: Tesla Electric Cars Don't Make Engine Noises

By John Voelcker 1,026 views Apr 2, 2014 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2013 Tesla Model S Enlarge Photo If you watched 60 Minutes on Sunday night--perhaps wondering whether the show would target the Tesla Model S electric car--you may have been relieved. The segment, "Fast Cars and Rocket Ships," was nothing less than a laudatory paean to the vision and accomplishments of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. MORE: Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know But you may also have noticed something odd. The show used what appeared to be stock footage of the Tesla Model S cruising through scenic byways and along highways, with audio of what sounded suspiciously like engine noises--including one clearly audible downshift. 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011 Enlarge Photo Ahem. Many who saw the segment...

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