Tesla Motors Inc.’s accusation that a critical review of its Model S sedan by a New York Times writer was “fake” was rebuffed by the newspaper after Tesla’s Elon Musk released data he said backed the carmaker’s claim.

Musk, the billionaire chief executive officer and biggest shareholder of Tesla, said in a statement posted on Tesla’s website late yesterday that the electric car driven by John M. Broder never ran out of battery power as the article stated. Tesla also said Broder drove the car faster than reported in the article, citing data devices on the $101,000 sedan.

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