They clocked the speed he was driving at because the tires were a different size? There's some mysterious huge downhill on the new jersey turnpike that caused him to hit 80 despite setting his cruise control to 54? Really? Is that the best he can come up with?
So how much difference does 2 inches make? Broder says the standard wheel size for the car is 21 inches, but they gave him a car with 19 inch all-weather tires. I haven't seen anybody run the numbers, so I did for fun:
19 inch diameter * pi = 59.7 inch circumference
21 inch diameter * pi = 66.0 inch circumference
59.7 / 66.0 = 0.9 ratio
We don't know what data was recorded or used to create the charts, but if it was the black box wheel revolution data, that data has to be interpreted using a specific wheel size. So if you interpreted it assuming a 21 inch wheel, but the car actually had 19 inch wheels you would end up with:
* For every 100 miles on the chart, the car would have only gone 90.
* When the chart shows 60 mph, the car would have actually been going 54 mph.
* The short blip of 80 mph would actually be 72 mph. (7 mph over the 65 mph limit, which is fairly reserved for the NJ Turnpike.)
So this would pretty much explain how you could get those charts without Broder lying about the details on his trip.
And since he claims Tesla told him the batteries would warm up, I have no reason to believe Tesla didn't when they previously told Consumer Reports the exact same thing: