Talking Cars With Consumer Reports – We Buy A Tesla Model S P85D – Video

MAY 14 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 6

Consumer Reports' Tesla Model S P85D

Consumer Reports’ Tesla Model S P85D

As Consumer Reports states:

“Back in Episode #62, we asked our Talking Cars viewers if we should buy a Tesla Model S P85D, and heard a resounding “yes.” Your support and interest was one reason for us to buy our most expensive test car yet. While the P85D delivers “insane” performance combined with impressive energy efficiency, that wasn’t the only reason for our purchase. This latest Model S also offers Autopilot, with upcoming software updates that will make the Model S one of the first self-driving cars you can buy.”

As you’ll see in the video, Consumer Reports is loving its latest automotive acquisition.

In the coming months, Consumer Reports will put the Model S P85D through a full battery of tests to see how it holds up in the real world.  We look forward to bringing you the updates as the miles rack up on Consumer Reports’ own P85D.

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The last two seconds of the video sum up why people buy a Tesla.

Such acceleration should not be allowed! I’m calling the green police so they can deploy their kill-joy swat team. 😉

I wonder if Consumer Reports will buy a Mirai to test. The Consumer Reports test track in Colchester, CT is only 33 miles away, as the crow flies, from a solar-powered hydrogen fueling station in Wallingford, CT. Likewise, at 80 miles away, the Consumer Reports office headquarters in Yonkers, NY is within the Mirai’s daily driving distance from the Wallingford hydrogen station. If some of the Consumer Reports reviewers live near Wallingford, they could do a long-term review of the Mirai. Just sayin’.

Maybe, here is their review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFNZFptFXFs

Well, I have watched both videos and conclude that the Mirai is as totally implausible as the Tesla is plausible. 50 refuelling stations *nationwide* by 2017? That isn’t even one per *state*!

Just look at only one negative – if obscure – aspect of the FCV. Dumping your H2O on the road in sunny SoCal is one thing, what about 50k FVCs doing it in central New York in the middle of winter every hour? It would be like a scene from Bladerunner!

I always wondered what CR does with all the test items it buys after they’re finished?… Maybe there are some deals to be found. ;o)