Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tesla's Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports' recommendation after software update promised by Elon Musk improves braking performance (TSLA)

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Tesla's Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports' recommendation after software update promised by Elon Musk improves braking performance (TSLA)

Tesla Model 3Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

The Tesla Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports' "Recommended Buy" rating after an over-the-air software update improved the car's braking performance. Earlier this month, CR revealed that the Model 3 required an abysmal 152 feet to stop from 60 mph. The software update cut that distance by 19 feet. 

A wireless update of antilock braking software improved the stopping distance of Tesla's electric Model 3, prompting Consumer Reports to reverse course and give the car its "Recommended Buy" rating.

The magazine said Wednesday that the update cut 19 feet off the car's stopping distance from 60 miles per hour. A previous test — the results of which were released a little more than a week ago — found that it took 152 feet for the Model S compact car to stop from 60, the longest braking distance of any modern car the magazine has tested.

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