The shorts are trying to dissuade new purchasers of the Model 3 by making it seem like a small, cheap, irrelevant car. The author of this disgraceful review appears to have some ties to a big media company that appears to specialize in being able to control public opinion and perception for a profit. http://gtspirit.com/2018/08/22/tesla-model-3-review-no-future/ The review is laughable in its obvious bias and inaccuracy but I'm sure it will dissuade a few potential purchasers. I Googled the author ( Jens Meiners, who has a @hearst.com e-mail) and found he was connected to a company called "Prime Research" but that company was bought out early this year by a company called "Cision" that specializes in manipulating public opinion and perception (under the guise of "marketing" of course). You can see that Meiners previously contributed to a report on the future of the automobile by Prime Research that appears to be an honest attempt at summarizing recent trends and expectations of automotive experts. The data presented is quite positive on Tesla, you can see it here: https://issuu.com/globalautomotivetrends/docs/world_car_trends_2017 On the last page (#38) are the three contacts for the report (including Meiners). Here is the announcement of their buyout by Cision: https://www.cision.com/us/about/new.../cision-completes-acquisition-prime-research/ Big things are underfoot, expect lots of FUD to dissuade people from buying Teslas. This is a critical time period in Tesla's growth.