Top Gear producer says Tesla’s libel suit is bogus

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla’s says BBC TV show Top Gear falsely stated that the Tesla Roadster could only travel 55 miles before needing to recharge, according to Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman.

Handbags at dawn: Tesla sues TopGear for libel

TopGear is a wildly popular motoring show made by the BBC. An episode in 2008 showed the show’s host Jeremy Clarkson test driving electric car maker Tesla’s roadster.