The Tesla Model S - Best High End Electric Car?
The first fully electric vehicle in the high-end market!
The fully electric Tesla Model S comes in two different specifications: the Long Range and the Performance. These vehicles run on batteries and electric motors, whereas your normal car uses an engine and gearbox. These electric cars are better for the environment, but also create a lot more space in the car. Don’t underestimate the power these batteries can produce! The Tesla Model S batteries produce up to 691 horsepower, which is more than a Lamborghini Huracan!
Charging the vehicle is just as simple as filling up a car with petrol or diesel. A port is located at the back near the rear taillight which can just plug into a standard 3 pin plug or if you have a home charger installed which you can use. You also can take advantage of Tesla's Supercharger network - the fastest available electric charging, delivering 80% charge in half an hour.
Both Tesla Model S comes standard with dual-motor four-wheel drive and has a range of 367 miles on the Performance model and 379 miles on the Long Range model.
As I mentioned before, these vehicles are very powerful. An example of this is that the newest performance model can do 0-60mph in just 2.4 seconds and has a top speed of 163mph! However, this does come with a hefty price tag of £95,800.
The vehicle has a similar size to a Mercedes-Benz E Class or Audi A6 so it does come with that luscious style, and also a futuristic look. The Model S comes standard with 19” Alloys, which can be upgraded to 21" Alloys if you wish. They also come with full LED exterior lighting, front fog lights and a tinted glass roof with infrared plus ultraviolet protection as standard. There are 5 Exterior colour options to pick from: Pearl White (which is their cost-free paint), Solid Black, Deep Blue Metallic, Midnight Silver Metallic (which cost £1450) and Red Multi-Coat (which costs £2500).
When it comes to inside the cabin it’s certainly not like a normal car. The features that come standard with the Model S include keyless entry, heated seats, rear-view camera, wireless device charging, and navigation. One feature that stands out is the 17-inch touch screen with an 11-speaker stereo. With the touchscreen, you have the ability to control your navigation system plus watch Netflix and play games like Mario Kart, which can keep you or the family entertained while you are charging your car.
Jack The Lad from Sussex Radio gives his first look, impressions and review of the Tesla Model S:
What do you think of the Tesla Model S?
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