Consumer Reports has dared to suggest reliability of the Tesla Model 3 will be no better than average, which has resulted in a blistering attack from the company.
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After months of failing to deliver promised safety features, Tesla Model S and Model X cars were Stripped of Top Safety Ratings by Consumer Reports.
Sport utility vehicles are generally known as comfortable, spacious family transportation. The Tesla Model X ranked #1 in a Consumer Reports test of fuel-efficient SUVs. Is it worth the entry $88,000 price?
In an opinion piece by John Naughton, The Guardian says, “The first self-driving car fatality proves nothing.” This despite the furor that has erupted since it was revealed that Joshua Brown was killed in his Tesla Model S while it was driving on a Florida highway with Autopilot activated.
Consumer Reports called on Tesla Motors today to disable the autosteer component of its Autopilot system. It also suggests a change of name, calling Autopilot “misleading and potentially dangerous.”
Drivers still care about fuel economy, a survey by Consumers Union finds. Good gas mileage correlate with how drivers feel about their cars and about the companies who make them.
A survey by the Union Of Concerned Scientists and Consumers Union finds a lot of people are interested in buying an EV but know very little about them.
Consumer Reports recently tested two cars from manufacturers who recommend premium gas. It tested them thoroughly and found no loss or performance or fuel economy when using regular gas instead.
Last week, General Motors discovered a “clerical error” that led to the fuel economy numbers on several of its SUVs being inaccurate. The numbers printed on the window stickers are about 2 miles per gallon too high. GM said the error affected approximately 60,000 vehicles — the 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. […]
Consumer Reports says many electric cars have worse than average reliability, including certain model years of the BMW i3, Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model S.
In this 10th and nearly final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — we get to an exciting topic — EV Revolution!! Revolution, baby! I’ve mentioned “EV revolution” a few times already in this report. What am I talking about? By “EV revolution,” I’m referring […]
The Tesla Model S is rated by Consumer Reports as the best vehicle for commuting. The Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF finished second and third in the voting.
Consumer Reports put the Tesla Model S on it Best Cars of 2015 list — twice! It says the base 70D is a terrific car, but the P85D is just awesome. The Model S also tops the Autosaur annual rankings, which average test reports from 4 automotive sources.
Elon Musk told analysts this week his company is working hard to make drive units that never wear out. He says problems with early units have been fixed.
Tesla Model S reliability has been rated “Worse Than Average” by Consumer Reports for 2015. As a result, the Model S is no longer recommended by CR.
What happens to performance and fuel economy when you “fix” a Volkswagen diesel that can’t pass emissions? As this video shows: it ain’t good.
Originally published on EV Obsession. I often write about the many advantages of electric cars over gasmobiles for consumers, but perhaps the best argument for their superiority simply lies in how satisfied owners are with their cars. Survey after survey finds that electric car owners are very happy with their cars. In fact, Chevy Volt […]
The Tesla Model S is no stranger to records, and its top-of-the-line version until a better battery and Ludicrous mode recently came along was the P85D. After testing and loving a simpler Model S for years, Consumer Reports upgraded to a P85D. The result? The electric supercar broke Consumer Reports’ rating system and earned 103 out […]
It took an industry outsider to build an electric car worth drooling over, and Elon Musk’s obsession with perfection resulted in the Tesla Model S being one of the most highly-rated and awarded vehicles in the history of the automobile. Unless you actually own a Model S though, it can be hard to appreciate all […]
While Consumer Reports has been one of the biggest fans of the Tesla Model S, testers found themselves locked out of the $127,000 P85D after just 27 days and 2,300 miles of testing. You’d think that’d diminish Tesla’s allure for Consumer Reports, but once again Tesla’s exceptional service saved the day. When the Fisker Karma […]