Consumer Reports updates Tesla Model 3 ratings after improvement in car’s braking performance
On Wednesday, Consumer Reports (CR) magazine announced an update to its rating for the Tesla Model 3 electric car. Earlier, Consumer Reports had raised some issues about Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk responded to their review.
The recent update announced by CR has enabled Model 3 to finally earn the recommendation of the magazine; nearly a week after the magazine had previously announced that it could not recommend Model 3 due to its poor braking performance. The braking performance of a vehicle is, incidentally, one of the most important parts of CR ratings.
CR’s update to the Model 3 ratings on Wednesday has come after the recent release of a software update by Tesla for improving the braking performance of the electric car. As a result of the update, the overall score of Model 3 in CR ratings has notched up from 72 to 77 out of 100 points.
The improvement in Tesla Models 3’s overall score is a result of the updated emergency braking tests carried out by CR. The tests showed that the car’s braking distance is now 133 feet at 60 mph speed. Previous tests had measured the car’s braking distance at 152 feet.
With CR’s updated Model 3 ratings, the electric car is on par with the BMW 3-Series, and it is now ranked at the third spot among compact luxury cars behind the 3-Series and the Audi A4.
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