Tesla Model S Review

This four-door, five-seat saloon is the car that established Elon Musk’s California-based company as a force to be reckoned with, a company whose products deserve to stand alongside the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.  Tesla Model S has two electric motors which deliver power from either a 75 or 100kWh battery pack, driving all four wheels through a single-speed transmission.

Tesla Model S aerodynamics keeps the centre of gravity nice and low, which aids handling. There’s loads of storage space inside the cabin of Model S.

Performance is… ample. The fastest Model S, the P100D, claims 0-62mph in less than 2.5 seconds, and even the slower, cheaper 75D does the same in 4.2 seconds.

It’s addictively fast, whatever the spec – and that’s bad news for range, which Tesla puts at 304 miles for the 75D, 393 miles for the 100D and 381 miles for the flagship P100D. But that’s on the old NEDC cycle, and therefore a bit unrealistic.

In reality, the 75D ought to run for over 200 miles on a single charge. And if you do find yourself running in a low budget, owning a Tesla gives access to a network of high-speed chargers called ‘Superchargers’ that can fully charge your Tesla within minutes, not hours. There are more than 10,000 stations worldwide.

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