Tesla Model S Is Top Car of 2014

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S, is Consumer Reports’ most highly recommended car of the year, That doesn’t just mean the Model S is the storied magazine’s top pick of electric cars — it’s the best car you can buy, period. Consumer Reports gave Tesla an astonishing 99 out of 100, a score higher than any of the other 259 vehicles it tested for the annual report.

“Sure, you can talk about this electric luxury car’s blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant ride and versatile cabin,” the report’s authors wrote. “But that just scratches the surface of this technological tour de force … the Tesla is a glimpse into a future where cars and computers coexist in seamless harmony.”

Consumer Reports acknowledged a few well-publicized Model S battery fires that were caused by impacts. But having looked at more than 600 Model S cars, the magazine was unable to find any fault with the electric battery or drive train.

It’s been a month of good news for Musk, who is rumored to have been in very preliminary talks with Apple about acquiring Tesla. Three weeks ago, a Consumer Reports survey of car buyersnamed Tesla one of the top five auto brands in terms of performance, value, safety, quality, design and technology. Read More

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