The Tesla Model S high-end electric sedan has garnered a rare honor from Consumer Reports, with one significant caveat.
Consumer Reports gave the Model S its highest score, a 99 out of 100. In the past, the Lexus LS has also achieved a score of 99.
But. . .
But the Tesla still has too limited a history on the road to earn it CR’s equally coveted “Recommended Buy” rating.
“Despite its stratospheric road-test score, we can’t recommend the Model S until we have sufficient reliability data,” Consumer Reports explained.
Stratospheric! I’m not sure if CR tested a Tesla or something from a big-budget sci-fi movie. You be the judge:
[The Tesla Model S] is “brimming with innovation, delivers world-class performance, and is interwoven throughout with impressive attention to detail. It’s what Marty McFly might have brought back in place of his DeLorean in ’Back to the Future.’”
Lemme know when Tesla replaces the 85 kilowatt-hour battery with one with 1.21 gigawatts of power, then I’ll be impressed.