JD Power Dependability Survey Places Tesla Among Worst-Ranked Car Brands In US

J.D. Power, the automotive industry’s longtime monitor of quality, included Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) for the first time in its annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

What Happened: Tesla didn’t have a good showing in its debut.

J.D. Power uses consumer survey data to report the number of problems per 100 vehicles owners experienced during the previous 12 months, a metric it calls PP100. Tesla got a score of 176 PP100, which would place Tesla 31st out of 34 brands covered in the 2021 dependability report — if J.D. Power had formally ranked Tesla.

J.D. Power held back from including Tesla in the official rankings, choosing instead to “profile” the electric vehicle maker. This is because, according to J.D. Power, Tesla doesn’t grant permission to survey owners of its cars in 15 states, unlike other manufacturers. “However, Tesla’s score was calculated based on a robust sample of surveys

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For an individual investor to beat the market, you need an edge. Investing strategies come in different forms and you can rely on several factors to achieve the end goal of strong returns. Be it following analyst ratings, upcoming catalysts or recognizing the latest market moving trends. There is another option: following the signal from those in the know – the corporate insiders. These are the company officers whose positions give them both access to frequently privileged information on business plans and finances and the experience necessary to translate that into smart stock trades. And better yet – they are not wholly free actors. Being responsible to shareholders and Boards of Directors for company profits, these insiders cannot use their inside knowledge for selfish purposes. Which means that following their stock trades, especially of their own companies, can be a viable

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How James David Power Made Detroit, and Customers, Raise the Standard for Quality

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James David Power III at an auto plant quality-award presentation. J.D. Power

It’s a name millions of American car buyers have learned to trust and one the auto industry approaches with a mixture of respect and fear. 

Over the past half-century a company that started out at the kitchen table became the arbiter of automotive quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. This past weekend, the man who lent his name to J.D. Power and Associates passed away at 89.

Coast Guard veteran James David Power III got his start in the auto industry as a financial analyst at Ford and, later, as a market researcher for General Motors. But he soon left for California, “disillusioned,” he said in an interview, watching how “market research was twisted to the point it reflected what [the automakers] wanted to hear.  They would torture the data until it confessed.”

With wife Julie as partner, Power

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