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Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports’ top score

DETROIT — Tesla Motors Inc.’s Model S electric car has tied an older Lexus for the highest score ever recorded in Consumer Reports magazine’s automotive testing — 99 points on a scale of 100.

‘‘It accelerates, handles, and brakes like a sports car. It has the ride and quietness of a luxury car and is far more energy-efficient than the best hybrid cars,’’ said Jake Fisher, the magazine’s director of automotive testing.

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