27 May '18, 12pm

Tesla Hits Back After Troubled Model 3 Braking Tests

Tesla Hits Back After Troubled Model 3 Braking Tests

The folks over at Consumer Reports recently got their hands on a Tesla Model 3 and conducted a full instrumented test of the car – but the results were a bit underwhelming. In its review, CR said they were impressed by the Model 3’s “record-setting range” and “exhilarating acceleration and handling” but also pointed out “big flaws” with the electric compact. These flaws included a long stopping distance of 152 feet from 60 mph, which was worse than any other comparable car CR has tested and 7 feet longer than a Ford F-150. The 60-0 mph emergency braking test CR performed is an industry standard procedure developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. CR said it conducted the test multiple times, each time allowing the brakes to properly cool off before testing it again, and it also ensured the brakes and tires were not overly worn or compromised in any way. In response ...

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