The Tesla Model 3 is no longer the best electric car in the world

Since its launch in February 2019, the Tesla Model 3 has been the benchmark electric car on the market. But while manufacturers are all moving, one by one, to cleaner engines for the environment, the Tesla is losing its head start.

Dominant without possible challenge in 2019, threatened in 2020, the Tesla Model 3 was finally beaten in 2021 according to a ranking carried out by Consumer Reports magazine, the equivalent of 60 Million consumers in France. She who was at the top of the top 10 of the best electric cars over the past 24 months is no longer. From first, she has just reached third place on the podium.

In front of the car of the firm of Elon Musk, we finally find another American car, the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The consumer association’s ranking only focuses on cars marketed in the United States, an important clarification for us here in Europe.

In second place is the Kia e-Niro, which has just had a completely new version, which placed itself in front of the Model 3. Along with the Ford Mustang Mach-E, these two models are according to Consumer Reports what is the best in terms of electric cars in 2022 (in the United States).

The Mach-E crossover is shrouded in Mustang heritage and crafted with the details associated with a century-old automaker. We noticed it immediately, and so did car buyers. “, assures the press release of the association which does not fail to recall how much the heritage of Ford is found in this car, a plus that Tesla obviously cannot afford.

The Yoke steering wheel is expensive for Tesla

But in addition to the name “Ford Mustang” which necessarily sounds like a sweet melody in the ear of any car lover, the Mach-E of the American firm has seduced by its practicality and its silence. If Mustangs are not known to be very quiet cars, it seems that Ford has made an effort for the electric version of this car, which brings much greater driving comfort.

As far as Tesla is concerned, Consumer Reports does not explain in detail the reasons for this drop in the rankings, but the arrival of the Yoke steering wheel on the brand’s Model S and X certainly had a considerable impact, with both cars tumbling at the classification of seven places each.

Regarding the Model 3, numerous factory recalls, sometimes for hundreds of thousands of vehicles, have raised doubts about the reliability of the firm’s cars. It should also be noted that delivery times were impacted this year by the shortage of raw materials in the automotive world, while large groups such as Ford were able to stock up and ensure turnover, Tesla, with a different infrastructure n couldn’t afford it.

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the best, not “the best”

In the end, Tesla finds itself in 23rd place in the global ranking of car manufacturers, far behind the two Japanese brands Subaru and Mazda which occupy the first positions. Note that if the results are below Tesla’s standards, Consumer Reports recalls that the car remains very good, despite this drop in position.

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the best electric cars in the world, and the report does not fail to highlight the qualities of its on-board technology or its incredible charging network. A point that could also pay off big for Tesla, while the brand is considering opening up this network to other manufacturers.

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