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Tesla Model 3 Surpasses ICE Vehicles in German Reliability Study

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) recently participated in a reliability study conducted by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) in Germany. The standout performance was that of Tesla's electric Model 3, which outperformed its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts in the study.

Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3

The Superiority of Electric Vehicles in Terms of Reliability

The mechanical simplicity of electric vehicles (EVs) often makes them more reliable than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. This was highlighted in the recent ADAC study, which emphasized the superior reliability of EVs. The Tesla Model 3, in particular, outshone most ICE vehicles, bolstering the argument for the reliability of electric cars.

ADAC's Comprehensive Vehicle Analysis and Findings

The ADAC conducts an annual reliability study, focusing primarily on vehicles at least three years old. This year, the study included four electric vehicles available in the German market: the Tesla Model 3, BMW (OTC: BMWYY) i3, Volkswagen (ETR: VOWG_p) ID.3, and Renault (EPA: RENA) Zoe. ADAC's findings showed that EVs generally outperform gasoline vehicles. Moreover, Tesla's Model 3 has a significantly higher reliability score than ICE and other electric vehicles.

Tesla Model 3's Impressive Reliability Score

The study revealed that only 1.1 out of 1,000 Tesla Model 3s from the 2020 model year broke down annually. This increased slightly from the 2019 Model 3, which reported only 0.9 breakdowns per 1,000 units. In contrast, the average gasoline vehicle experienced 6.9 breakdowns per 1,000 units, and the average EV reported 4.9 breakdowns per 1,000 units.

BMW i3 and VW ID.3's Reliability Scores and the Impact of Unit Numbers

Electric vehicles, including the BMW i3 and VW ID.3, also performed well in the ADAC study, reporting a low 0.2 breakdowns per 1,000 units. However, the study points out that these vehicles' impressive scores may be influenced by their fewer numbers on the road, which could skew the data.

Tesla Shares See Positive Movement

Following the release of the ADAC study results, Tesla shares were trading up by 1.04% on Tuesday afternoon.