Tesla Model S named best overall pick by Consumer Reports

Article by Anita Panait, on February 28, 2014

The Tesla Model S became the first American car to be named “best overall” pick from Consumer Reports and beat the Audi A6, Toyota Prius and BMW 328i in the independent product-testing magazine’s annual ranking. The reviewers singled out the Tesla Model S for its “blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant ride and versatile cabin.”

“It’s truly a groundbreaking car,” Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ director of auto testing, told Bloomberg in an interview.  Consumer Reports reviewed around 260 vehicles. “You get into it, and it really stands out. It’s the very best car I’ve ever driven,” Fisher said. The top vehicle model ranking for US electric car maker may further boost its profile, expecting sales of Model S to surge around 56 percent to 35,000 cars this year.

Adam Jonas, a Morgan Stanley analyst, remarked that Tesla could almost double its share of the global car market to 1 percent if it could lower battery costs.

“If it can be a leader in commercializing battery packs, investors may never look at Tesla the same way again,” Jonas, who rates the shares overweight, wrote in a note to clients. “If Tesla can become the world’s low-cost producer in energy storage, we see significant optionality for Tesla to disrupt adjacent industries.”

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The Shooting Brake is probably the least rendered body shape in the automotive world. But it’s also the most sought after design among car nuts for its unique, old-fashioned charm....
by - January 23, 2017
Perhaps to make the upcoming Valentine’s day more special, Tinder dating app and Ford UK have cooked up a special blind date for all the single blokes and chicks in...
by - January 23, 2017
2017 is undeniably a very busy year for BMW. After introducing the new 4-Series, the German automaker has just released several new updates. In relation to this, BMW is also...
by - January 23, 2017
The renowned Shelby Super Snake is now 50 years old! As we greet the Super Snake a “happy birthday” or a “happy anniversary,” Shelby itself is celebrating half a century...
by - January 23, 2017
Nearly a year after the Subaru XV Concept was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, this SUV study is making its North American debut at the 2017...
by - January 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries