Video: Consumer Reports Describes in Detail Why the Tesla Model S Scored 99 Out of 100


99 Out of 100!!!!!

99 Out of 100!!!!!

Yes, the Tesla Model S is the highest scoring vehicle ever tested by Consumer Reports.

Its 99 out of 100 rating is simply spectacular.

But how did the Model S get such a stellar mark?

Here Consumer Reports takes over 18 minutes of time to discuss, in detail, why the Model S aced its tests to score that near-perfect mark.

The amount of detail here is almost overwhelming, but there’s no better way to find out why the Model S is the magazine’s top-scoring vehicle of all time.

via Consumer Reports You Tube Channel

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3 Comments on "Video: Consumer Reports Describes in Detail Why the Tesla Model S Scored 99 Out of 100"

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Bill Howland

Color me unimpressed. In fairness I have seen a Model
S close up at the Toronto Tesla Store, but have yet to drive it ( a fellow roadster owner also just got his new Model S so he said he’d let me test drive it next week ). In this part of the country I’m concerned about the 65 mile range loss in very cold weather if left outside overnight. My Roadster has much much less of an issue this way in very cold weather as mentioned on previous blogs. These CR guys seem even clueless that this happens, and I seem to remember they’re around Poughkeepsie, NY, not exactly a hot climate in January.

It is nice that the production of the “S” has finally caught up with demand, as far as I know.

Brave Little Toaster

@Bill Howland:

I grew up in northern British Columbia, Canada. There’s times in the winter when if you don’t plug in your ICE to keep it warm, it doesn’t start. At all. And not necessarily because your starter battery is too cold, either. Everything in the engine simply freezes. It won’t move until it’s warmed up.

So to tell guys like me that you think that having to plug your car in at night to keep it warm is a design flaw, well… we like to be polite here in Canada, so I’m not going to call you names. Just remeber to plug it in, okay?

Bill Howland

Well, I only talk to polite Canadians.

The difference here is that when it is cold in BC, 1/4 of the gas doesn’t fall out of your tank.

I’ve gone over this so many times I suppose one more wont hurt…
Since the loss is more than 1400 watts in very cold weather, if you happen to be someplace with only a 120 volt outlet (quite common in the states) you cannot recharge the car in very cold weather and will in fact lose more range. THAT is a DEFECT.