It seems that when Consumer Reports declared that the Tesla Model S was no longer recommended another automotive survey firm by the name of TrueDelta sprung into action to declare that it's about time Consumer Reports updated its Tesla rating to "(almost) agree with what TrueDelta has been reporting for years."
In fact, shortly after Consumer Reports made its announcement, TrueDelta posted this to its Facebook page:
TrueDelta Facebook Post
Upon seeing this Facebook post, we figured why not dig deeper into TrueDelta's data. In regards to reliability by brand, from 2012 through 2015, this is what we found:
Okay, so what about Model S reliability in general? Well, according to TrueDelta data there doesn't seem to be an indication that reliability has improved by much over time, which runs counter to what Elon Musk stated just the other day:
TrueDelta Ratings For Model S
So, this got us thinking, perhaps electric cars score poorly using TrueDelta's metrics. Why not compare the Model S to the Nissan LEAF then to see if this is true. Turns out the Nissan LEAF is one of the most reliable cars out there today:
TrueDelta Rating Model S & Nissan LEAF