Elon Musk defends Tesla after Consumer Reports downgrade

Tesla founder Elon Musk has never been one to keep his opinion to himself. That's doubly true when the topic happens to be the perceived quality of his electric vehicles. It's no shock then that Musk has responded to Consumer Reports' harsh words over the Model S' reliability (or lack thereof).

In a pair of tweets on Wednesday, Musk argued that CR looks at a lot of early production models, but that the problems it reports are addressed in newer models. He also argued that Tesla scores serious points beyond simple matters like reliability, and that people aren't bothered by their EV's problems, Forbes reports.

"Consumer Reports reliability survey includes a lot of early production cars. Already addressed in new cars," Musk tweeted. "Tesla gets top rating of any company in service. Most important, CR says 97% of owners expect their next car to be a Tesla (the acid test)."

You can check out Musk's tweets below.

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