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This week’s highly-publicized exchange between the New York Times‘ John Broder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has become an amazing case study for the idea of truth in journalism, and the significant hurdles facing the future of electric automobiles. But first, a recap.

Elon Musk is a South African billionaire who invented the internet’s first notable secure payment system (PayPal), the world’s first commercial space flight company (SpaceX), and most recently founded Tesla Motors, the only car manufacturer specializing in completely electric vehicles; no hybrids allowed. The Tesla Roadster was the first fully-electric car in history, and its follow-up vehicle, the Model S, won the Motor Trend 2012 Car of the Year award.

That being said, the public at large is still a ways off from replacing the family van with an electric car. The Model S sells for over $50,000 at its lowest price point, and the…

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