Consumer Reports recently tried out the Tesla Model S electric car, and after all the testing was done, the magazine found that the Model S outscored every other car in their ratings. “It does so even though it’s an electric car. In fact it does so because it is electric,” Consumer Reports stated. Consumer Reports gave the Model S high marks for its impressive power, overall balance and comfortable ride.

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Consumer Reports gave the Model S a score of 99 out of 100, which is the first time that Consumer Reports has given a vehicle that high of a score since 2007, when the magazine tested the Lexus LS 460L. This is also the first time that an electric vehicle has ever earned a score that high.

“The Tesla Model S is packed with technological innovation,” stated 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.”

This is not the first time that the Model S has earned praise from the automotive media. Automobile Magazine and Motor Trend also gave the Model S their highly coveted “Car of the Year” awards this year.

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