Consumer Reportsannounced Tuesday that the electric Model S is its car of the year for 2015. The electric vehicle sedan, which starts at around $67,000, won the award in 2014 as well. In 2013, the car received Consumer Reports highest grade ever for a car, giving it a 99 out of 100 satisfaction score, the highest score the magazine has seen in years.
Here's what the magazine had to say:
"For all of the impressive new vehicles released in 2014, none was able to eclipse the innovation, magnificence and sheer technological arrogance of the Tesla. That's why it's our best overall pick for the second consecutive year. Through the course of their life cycles, cars become obsolete quickly as newer models appear with updated gizmos. But with Tesla's over-the-air software updates, a Model S that came off the line in 2013 has many of the same new features as one built today. Despite the Tesla's teething problems at launch, our subscriber reports showed average reliability. The Model S is a technological tour de force, a high-performance electric vehicle with usable real-world range, wrapped in a luxury package."
-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York
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