Tesla Model S/X makes Consumer Reports’ list of most unreliable EVs

Consumer Reports has put out its list of the most unreliable electric vehicles, and the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X made it into the top 10.

Consumer Reports scored the Model S with a score of 62, which firmly establishes it as the second least reliable Tesla model in the lineup, and the 8th least reliable EV on the list. After nearly a decade of data, Consumer Reports predicts the Model S will be less reliable than the average new car.

Tesla Model S owners have noted issues with in-car electronics, transmission, and power equipment, according to the consumer organization. Consumer Reports also notes the EV has faced ten recalls over the years, but the majority of those were simple over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

In fourth was the Tesla Model X with a score of 52. Like the Model S, Consumer Reports predicts that the Model X will be less reliable than the average new car. The vehicle faces many of the exact recalls as the Model S but has additional concerns that have continued to pop up now and again.

We should note Consumer Reports did not include the BMW i7, Fisker Ocean, Hyundai Ioniq 6 or Lucid Air in the report as they have not tested the vehicles.

According to Consumer Reports, here are the top ten most unreliable EVs. (via Topspeed)

  1. Hyundai Kona Electric
  2. Chevrolet Bolt EUV
  3. Chevrolet Bolt
  4. Tesla Model X
  5. Polestar 2
  6. Jaguar I-Pace
  7. Porsche Taycan
  8. Tesla Model S
  9. Audi e-Tron
  10. Rivian R1T
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