Tesla Model 3 failed the tests of the Consumer ReportsMay 22, 2018
The nonprofit organization and publication of Consumer Reports will not recommend buying the most affordable electric car in the Tesla – Model 3 line. During testing, the specialists were unhappy with the operation of the brake system and noted the difficulty of controlling certain functions of the car.
The length of the braking distance of the electric car at an emergency stop from a speed of 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) was 46.33 meters. For this indicator, the Tesla Model 3 loses to any other car of its class and even a full-size Ford F-150 pickup truck, which requires 44.2 meters for a full stop.
Due to a significant decrease in braking efficiency and inconsistent results, the specialists of Consumer Reports had to test the second car. The test results were almost identical. The Model 3 braking distance was 6.3 meters longer than the average in the class and 7.62 meters longer than the Model X crossover.
Head of Testing Department of Car and Driver KS Colwell also noted the low efficiency of the brakes: “For 11 years I have never seen a car that showed such volatility during the tests. Maybe some trucks … but it’s very strange. ”
In response, Tesla’s representative promised to change the algorithm of the braking system when the next firmware update of the model.