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Tesla loses its EV quality edge as repair problems continue to plague the market

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According to a study by J.D. Power, Tesla is losing its lead in the quality of its new all-electric vehicles compared to legacy automakers. The study found that Tesla’s battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have the same level of quality as traditional carmakers, with 266 reported problems per 100 vehicles. In previous years, Tesla models performed better than electric vehicles from other automakers. The study attributes Tesla’s issues to negative customer feedback after the removal of traditional feature controls. Overall, the study revealed that electric vehicles have more problems compared to gas and diesel-powered vehicles. Owners of electric vehicles reported higher repair rates compared to gas-powered vehicle owners. Common issues included features, controls, displays, and smartphone integration. The introduction of new technology has posed challenges for vehicle manufacturers in maintaining quality.