Consumers expect the battery-powered Tesla Model S to be fast, smooth and exceptionally quiet. But if you watched Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with Telsa founder Elon Musk, you might think otherwise.
The media powerhouse aired an interview with Musk that showed the Tesla Model S whipping down the road accompanied by the loud sounds of an internal combustion engine and transmission shifting.
Trouble is, the Tesla Model S has neither of these things – it is energized by a single electric motor that makes a quiet whirring noise that’s quite the opposite of the obstreperous sounds that accompanied Musk’s interview.
CBS news now says they regret the editing decision and is working to correct the online version of the story.
Tesla had no comment. They chose to remain as quiet as the cars they make when contacted about the story.