Browsing the "Tesla Model S range" Tag

Dutch Drivers Take Tesla Model S 388 Miles On A Single Charge

August 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While officially rated at 265 miles of range per charge, drivers of the 85 kWh Tesla Model S have already managed to eek over 400 miles of range before refueling. Of course this was at an average speed of just 18 mph, but a duo of Dutch drivers has managed to go 388 miles on a single charge at more realistic city speeds

Tesla Model S Is The Safest Car Ever Tested

August 20th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

From being the highest-scored car ever tested by Consumer Reports to outselling luxury competitors like BMW and Mercedes, the Tesla Model S seems almost too good to be true...and it just got better. Not only did the Tesla Model S score a perfect rating in the NHTSA crash tests, it actually exceeded the NHTSA’s own score, achieving the best safety test score in the association’s history

Tesla Model S “Performance Plus” Improves Range, Handling

May 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

In many ways, the Tesla Model S is a car unlike any other, from the way it drives to the way it is sold. Yet in other ways, it is very much embedded in the traditions of the auto industry. Taking a cue from more established companies, Tesla is rolling out a new performance package that, for $6,500, will add mileage and improve the handling of the all-electric sedan

GM CEO: We're Working On 200 Mile EV

March 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

What is the magic number when it comes to EV driving range? The initial wave of Nissan Leafs received a 73 mile rating, though plenty of owners have achieved more or less range, depending on a wide variety of factors. Yet EV sales are not what Nissan hoped for, and other automakers have taken note. GM’s CEO Dan Akerson said the General is working on an EV with 200 miles of real world range.

Unofficial Tesla Model S Production Numbers Revealed

January 11th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Tesla Motors has made a habit of playing its cards close to its chest, especially when it comes to production numbers. Tesla only reveals what it has to in order to comply with Federal law, so the official production numbers for 2012 won’t be available for another month. But thanks to a little Internet sleuthing, we now have a good idea of how many Model S sedans Tesla built and sold in

Tesla Model S Wagon Rendered

January 9th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Automakers learned early on that one of the easiest ways to make more money was to take an existing car, and alter it into something else. That’s how we got Model T trucks, the Chevy El Camino, and the seemingly endless variants of the Chrysler K Car. So it only makes sense that Tesla Motors should follow suit with its Model S sedan, and one independent designer has penned a Model S wagon that he thinks would fit the Tesla lineup well.

Tesla Model S Priced For Europe: And You Thought It Was Expensive Here…

December 21st, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Nobody could ever accuse the Tesla Model S of being a cheap car. Even after factoring in the $7,500 federal tax rebate, the cheapest Model S still rings in at more than $49,000 (and after January 1st, it will cost an additional $2,500). But compared to what it will cost in Europe, the U.S. Tesla Model S is a downright bargain. Tesla has just released their European prices...and let’s just say I’m glad we live in the

Tesla Plans Production Facility For European Distribution

December 14th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

As the best electric car on the market, the Tesla Model S has a global appeal that many of its competitors envy. With production of U.S. bound Tesla sedans already underway, the EV automakers is preparing to open a European production and distribution center. When it opens, the facility will build left-hand drive versions of the Model S for the European market starting next year

Video: The Quiet Riot Of A Tesla Model S Burnout

December 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric cars are perceived by many people to be slow, quiet, and frankly a bit boring. And for the most part these people aren’t wrong. The Tesla Model S sedan is the exception though, as it is fast, brash, and beautifully designed. It also does a badass burnout, as the next video shows

Tesla Model S With 60 kWh Battery Rated At 208 Miles

December 11th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Tesla Motor’s novel approach to selling its all-electric Model S with different battery sizes has made it far and away the most successful electric car maker on the market. Up until now, only the most expensive Tesla Model S with the 85 kWh battery has been officially rated by the EPA, but Tesla has just released the ratings for its middle child with the 60 kWh battery pack. With over 200 miles of range per charge, can the middle child steal sales from the elder

Video: Jay Leno Drives The Tesla Model S

October 30th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Comedian, talk show host, and all-around gearhead Jay Leno loves automobiles as much as a man can, and his all-encompassing passion is really something to be admired. From American muscle to steam-powered trikes, if they built it, Leno probably has it in his garage/warehouse. Recently, Leno got a special visit from Tesla Motors, who let him burn rubber in one of their new Tesla Model S sedans

Video: Tesla Model S Races A 560 HP BMW M5

October 10th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Tesla Model S is probably the best electric car in the world right now...and it’s also really freakin’ fast. But just how fast, compared to cars that rival it in power, speed, and cost? Automobile Magazine lined a top-of-the-line Tesla Model S up against a 560 horsepower BMW M5 to see which luxury sports sedan was faster

Tesla Developing Sport-Tuned Suspension For Model S

September 28th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

By most measures, the Tesla Model S is the best electric car you can buy today, and the fastest too. The fastest version of the Tesla Model S will take you from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. But Tesla thinks they can make it faster, and better handling, which is why they are developing a new performance-oriented model with a nimbler suspension to improve the agility

Motor Trend Tests Model S Sedan, Comes Away Impressed

August 28th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Tesla Model S sedan is the make-it-or-break-it vehicle for Elon Musk’s electric car company. After a decade of promises, the Model S is finally being delivered, and initial reviews seem to be positive. But Tesla caught some flak for not giving journalists enough time behind the wheel. Now Motor Trend has come out with a long term, range-testing review...and these guys came away impressed. Hit the jump to find out why.

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