Posted on November 14, 2019 |
by Johnna Crider
14. November 201
According to a new announcement from Consumer Reports Tes la & # 39; s Models 3 and Model S received a recommendation from Consumer Reports . This is due to Tesla's improved reliability based on the results of the organization's annual survey.
As close followers of the company know well, Tesla faced a lot of challenges last year as it made several changes to the vehicle strips as they set up production. to meet intense consumer demand. Consumer problems with early cars, although they didn't bother owners much, seemed to make Consumer Reports feel a little dirty.
However, Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports states, "As production stabilized, we have seen improvements in reliability."
Fewer problems were reported when it came to hardware problems for model 3. There were fewer reports of locked or malfunctioning doors. According to Consumer Reports Model S showed fewer paint and trim quality problems. Other improvements were in cruise control, cameras and warning lights.
The reliability survey asked members about problems they may have had with their cars over the past year. The survey had 17 potential problem areas and captured data on (not laughter, Elon) 420,000 vehicles. This includes almost 4,000 Tesla cars.
When it comes to “luxury compact cars,” CR's ratings show that the Model 3 ranks as the fifth most reliable. The Model S comes in as the second most reliable of four "ultra-luxury" cars and is predicted to be more reliable than either the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the Lexus LS.
CR speculates that the inconsistent reliability may be due to Tesla's approach to production. Tesla continually refines and modifies model functions and parts, as well as the production process. It never rests. In a recent “Tesla Inside Out” episode, 7-year veteran Tesla veteran CleanTechnica told Elon Musk and Jerome Guillen, currently President of Automotive in Tesla, required two production improvements a week ago. While the specific number was not given to CleanTechnica when we interviewed Jerome Guillen and top factory engineers in March, it sounded like the process and expectations were more or less the same. Here are related stories:
Tesla continues to progress
Well, the CR results and the upgrade are certainly a good thing and show areas that Tesla has improved. Tesla can also learn, I think, from these reports on how things are progressing with consumers. eyes. The company can also learn improvements it should implement and things it should pause or consider stopping. Tesla is still new and continues as a student to make improvements as needed and as possible.
Tesla has a lot of growth going forward, which will present challenges, but the company seems to be able to overcome such challenges. Tesla is already planning to open its fourth Gigafactory, in Germany, and has its Gigafactory in China right now online. Model 3 has pretty much taken over half the world, but there's a lot more to go, and so is the upcoming Model Y and Cybertruck.
The Tesla Model 3 is no stranger to high-level prices, we should note. Just this past week, Elon Musk was in Germany to receive one of the highest prices in the car world and in Germany, Das Goldene Lenkrad from Auto Bild. It is one of the most well-known German awards for new car models and has been awarded since 1976. In 2017, the rules were changed to include the fact that daily fuel consumption had a bearing on the grading of test vehicles. Price is also important, along with of course performance.
While graciously receiving the prestigious award, Elon Musk dropped the bombshell message that the location of Gigafactory 4 would be Berlin. It will be in or near the city. Tesla's progress is not over yet.
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