Consumer Reports criticizes reliability of Tesla Model S

New all-wheel-drive versions of the Tesla Model S car are lined up for test drives in Hawthorne, CaliforniaBy Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) – Consumer Reports said it would no longer recommend Tesla’s Model S sedan due to reliability concerns, in a blow to the luxury electric-powered car initially awarded the highest-ever score in the U.S. magazine’s performance ratings. The decision, based on the influential publication’s annual survey of vehicle reliability, sent shares of Tesla Motors Inc reeling and underscored the risk of introducing cutting-edge fuel-saving technology and digital multimedia systems in vehicles. Consumer Reports found “an emerging trend of increased troubles” with a broad range of vehicles that use new transmission technology to boost mileage.

 

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