Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open [photo: David Noland]Enlarge Photo
It's no secret that many owners of the Tesla Model S love their cars--to the point of becoming evangelists for the brand, and sometimes for electric cars in general.
But if you've never had the pleasure of hearing a Tesla owner extol the virtues of his or her electric luxury sport sedan, consider the results of a recent consumer survey.
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For the second year in a row, the Model S is the most-loved new car on sale in the U.S., according to market-research firm Strategic Vision.
Strategic Vision's New Vehicle Experience Study asks consumers to rate their cars, with "I Love It" as the most positive response.
2015 Tesla Model S P85D [photo: owner George Parrott]Enlarge Photo
In this survey of 534,000 owners, a remarkable 92 percent of Model S owners check the "love it" box--the highest percentage of any vehicle covered in the survey.
The rankings can mean more for carmakers than just confirmation that they're doing things properly.
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Those who say they love their vehicles are seven times more likely to be advocates for the brand than those who are merely "satisfied."
In addition to the Model S, the Chevrolet Volt also placed high in the rankings; it took second place in the category for mainstream models, behind the Dodge Charger.
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
These results are just the latest in a long list of customer-satisfaction accolades for the Tesla Model S.
The electric sedan was crowned "most loved" by Strategic Vision last year, with the Volt and Nissan Leaf also scoring high.
It's also topped Consumer Reports' annual customer satisfaction rankings multiple times, including the most recent survey for 2014.
In that survey, a whopping 98 percent of owners said they would buy a Model S again.