Tesla Sues BBC Car Show

first_imgTesla’s looking to take reality shows to a whole new level. The high end electric car manufacturer has sued the British Broadcasting Corporation, alleging that its Top Gear program faked a racing scene involving one of the company’s vehicles. In the scene, the Tesla vehicle grinds to a halt after running out of energy.The episode itself actually dates back to 2008–the car maker was prompted to file this suit this week, after it came out on DVD and began airing on global repeats. Tesla is looking to collecting around £100,000 in damages, citing the BBC’s failure to correct the faulty results. Telsa is suing for libel and malicious falsehood.The BBC will be “vigorously” fighting the suit. Said a spokeswoman for the show, “We can confirm that we have received notification that Tesla have issued proceedings against the BBC. The BBC stands by the program and will be vigorously defending this claim”last_img