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Matthew Klippenstein 4,135 views Dec 28, 2015 2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015 Enlarge Photo Our recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and support from its skeptics. But in a counter-intuitive Freakonomics -style twist, it's the firm's fans who should hope the results were accurate--and its foes who should hope they were overblown. Lies, damned lies, statistics The earlier article outlined a Weibull analysis on Tesla Model S owner data collected by pioneering plug-in electric vehicle advocates Plug-In America. Based on responses from 327 owners of vehicles built in 2012 and 2013, the math suggested that two-thirds would have their motor swapped by the 60,000-mile mark. DON'T MISS: Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Dr...

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