Consumer Reports, the independent firm which tests and rates new cars and trucks, says the Tesla Model S performs better, or at least as well as, any other vehicle CR has ever driven.
Consumer Reports rates the Tesla Model S a 99 out of 100 points. It is the first time since 2007 the firm has given a rating that high for a vehicle it reviewed.
"The Tesla Model S is packed with technological innovation," said Jake Fisher, director of Automotive Testing for Consumer Reports. "It accelerates, handles and brakes like a sports car, it has the ride and quietness of a luxury car and is far more energy efficient than the best hybrid cars."
The glowing review comes one day after Tesla reported much better than expected earnings for the first quarter. Tesla earned 12 cents a share while analysts estimated the company would make just 4 cents a share.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency Praised
Consumer Reports lauded the Model S for delivering the quietest ride of any vehicle since 2007 when it test drove the Lexus LS460 L. It also heralded the car's acceleration and handling.