Hyundai Exec Trash-Talks Tesla, Electric-Car Maker Bites Back Hard

Sometimes, auto executives say something that the PR department immediately regrets. It seems a Hyundai executive has done just that as he called out Tesla Motors.

The full story is linked above, but basically a Hyundai executive made the comment that while his company has received no funds from the U.S. government for hydrogen fuel-cell development, Tesla's network of superchargers was bought and paid for using "money that has come from grants and loans from the government."

Them sound like fighting words. As you'd imagine, Tesla was less then pleased to hear about this and you can read its reaction right here.