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TESLA Model S – 85 kWh Auto

Consumer Reports: Tesla S Has Drawbacks, Too

Updated Dec 31st 9:00AM

Model S. Source: official Twitter feed.

‘s Model S is well for its long list of accolades. include Motor Trend of the Year and the safest car ever Consumer Reports even the Model S 99 out of 100 possible points the highest score it has given any car in years. And Tesla owners the agency’s positive sentiment for the in a Consumer Reports survey, the car again scored 99 out of 100.

But a year after the driving the Consumer Reports can now weigh in a few drawbacks, too.

Even the cars have flaws

Consumer Reports was still with the car after driving miles through all four After a year with the S, everyone at CR who drives this car is impressed by the quiet glide, and irresistible power, serene agile handling, and well-done, interior. The short list of hasn’t dampened our spirits


But 11,380 miles was also driving time to pinpoint a few quirks.

Though Tesla’s 85 kWh S boasts 265 miles of EPA-rated Consumer Reports says you shouldn’t expect to always away with a max EPA-rated after a charge. For instance, actually advises against the vehicle to its max range very

Consumer Reports ‘ Shenhar also says the suffers in cold weather: when driving along in that’s 30-something degrees and you’ve got the heat is on, the remaining-miles calculator to drop 3 miles for every that you actually travel.

Shenhar also noted the vehicle used to lose miles of range when it was outside overnight. Even an over-the-air update from that said it would this range loss, says they still see of 5 to 10 miles when the car is left off the for 24 hours. Notably, however, actually a significant improvement all Tesla did was send an over-the-air

TESLA Model S – 85 kWh Auto

And keep in mind that the scenario of 10-15 miles was overnight. The second scenario of to 10 miles of range lost was in a twice as long.

Hot weather

The Model S has a few issues in hot First, says Shenhar, the air falls short of what Reports considers to be the comfort Second, the rays beating the sunroof that lacks a shade doesn’t help.

the Model S. Source: Tesla’s Twitter feed.

But as far as drawbacks go, about all Consumer Reports had to say driving the Model S for a year. the range issues seem the biggest challenge for Tesla, the car boasts far more electric than any fully electric car on the The other issues of the air conditioner and the retractable shade seem addressable.

Ultimately, the shortness of the list of Consumer Reports discovered is news for investors (though not a Any major complaints about the wouldn’t be good for its reputation. And as the vehicle currently in production at any damage to the reputation of the Model S wouldn’t bode well for

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