Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model 3 Its Recommendation After Retest

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model 3 Its Recommendation After Retest

Consumer Reports has shifted its stance on the Tesla Model 3 and is now recommending the electric vehicle after the automaker issued a software update that improved braking distance on the auto. "The new shorter distance is typical for a compact luxury vehicle and matches the 133 feet that Tesla claims its own testing found, using the same tires as those on our Model 3".

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made several excuses for the Model 3's numbers, including that the tested model was an earlier version with an outdated brake system; sure enough, the software update recently sent out wirelessly by Tesla did improve the braking, pushing the vehicle to a 'recommended'. After testing a Model 3 with the updated software, the organization discovered the auto was now able to stop from 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in 133 feet (40.5 meters).

As part of the over-the-air software that fixed the braking issue, Tesla also addressed some of Consumer Reports' complaints about the Model 3's controls on the center screen.

It sometimes reads like a punishing love story, the relationship between Consumer Reports and electric vehicle company Tesla .

Police said it received a call for an incident involving a Tesla and other cars in the early evening of May 29, but did not intervene as the owners made a decision to handle the case through their insurance companies, Kathleen Calie, a spokeswoman for Brussels South police, said by phone. Changes to the Model 3's UI - which has been a target of concern over just how much of the interface has been shifted to the central touchscreen, rather than given dedicated hardware controls - are expected later in the month, Musk promises.

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Last May, Musk said that his plans to set up a facility in India had been derailed by the country's "Make in India" push, which requires foreign companies to source at least 30% of their products locally, reported Quartz. Musk suggested in the same conversation with CR that some of those problems could be addressed with OTA updates.

"Braking & UI upgrades apply to all Model 3s". "I booked a Tesla Model 3 more than two years ago, back in April 2016".

Also mentioned in CR's updated Model 3 ratings were the difficulties associated with the car's 15-inch center-mounted touchscreen, which handles nearly all of the vehicle's controls.

Tesla-CEO Elon Musk speaks during the delivery of the first Tesla Model 3 in Fremont, US.

'It is important not to be too harsh on Tesla as other vehicles have had their share of safety and technical issues.

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