Browsing the "Tesla Model S specs" 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 Flaw May Make It Vulnerable To Hackers

August 27th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric cars stand to improve upon the century-old concept of the automobile in exciting and promising new ways. The Tesla Model S proved this by receiving a five-star crash test rating, and even breaking one of the testing machines. However, Tesla’s decision to use its own API, which has opened it up to the potential to being hacked

Video: 43 Teslas Show Just How Quiet Racing Can Be

August 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Auto racing has always been a much about the unfiltered sound of performance as the competition itself, but a new generation of electric cars delivers an entirely different experience. Behold how quiet a gathering of 43 Tesla Model S sedans can be as they race around Richmond International Raceway. Can this quiet take on classic motorsports bring racing back to the masses

Infographic Shows How Prius And Tesla Buyers Differ

August 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

For the past decade the Toyota Prius hybrid dominated any conversation regarding “green cars”, but a new contender rode into town on an all-electric chassis. The Tesla Model S is the new darling of the green car movement, and you would think Prius and Tesla owners have a lot in common. But this nifty infographic shows just how broad the appeal of these two green cars really is

All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model S Coming In 2014?

August 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Tesla Model S has been universally lauded by critics and magazines, but Elon Musk isn’t resting on his laurels. From a new performance handling package to the promise of a valet mode, Tesla has added new features to the Model S to make it more appealing to a variety of buyers. Rumor has it that next year, all-wheel drive could be added to that list as well

Tesla Motors Aiming For Performance Over Luxury

July 31st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

How does one define a performance car versus a luxury car? Surely one would not call the $110,000 Corvette ZR1 a “luxury” car despite its six-figure price tag. So it is that given a choice between the distinctions, a Tesla exec said that the EV maker is “competing base don performance”, aiming to build not just a great electric car, but a great car in general

Video: Side-by-Side Of Tesla Model S 60 kWh VS. 85 kWh

July 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Tesla Model S has shown the world just how great a well-made electric car can be. Available with either a 60 kWh or 85 kWh battery pack, the Model S comes in several different power levels, depending on your need for speed. So just how much faster is a 85 kWh Model S versus the 60 kWh version? A DragTimes video reveals the gap in performance between these two

Video: Tesla Model S Silently Passes The Competition

June 27th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

When I see videos like this, I feel kinda bad for the electric car haters. It must infuriate them that a company like Tesla Motors, with its government loans and sexy cars, is riding high on a wave on enthusiasm both for its product and stock price. A video like this, with the Tesla Model S passing established sports cars on a track like Willow Springs just rubs salt in the wound

Video: Tesla Model S Costs 6-Cents Per Drag Race

June 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Tesla Model S is part sports car, part luxury car, and all-electric. For me, the best part is the focus on speed and handling, allowing the two-ton EV to move and handle like a much lighter car. Tesla owners are especially enthusiastic about drag racing, with the Model S pulling down consistent 12-second passes, and unlike traditional drag cars, it costs just pennies-per-pass in this sporty electric sedan

Video: Tesla Model S Gets Big Wheels, Matte Blue Paint

June 18th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The automotive aftermarket offers pretty much any and everything you could want for your ride. While electric cars are the new kids on the block, many aftermarket features translate easily onto rides like the Tesla Model S. A new coat of matte paint and some 22-inch Vossen wheels liven up the already-sexy Model S. Can you dig it

Video: How Fast Will The Tesla Model S Go?

June 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Tesla Model S is many things; an electric car, sure, but it’s also billed as a luxury car as well. But wait, it’s also a performance vehicle, capable of beating such venerable sports cars like the Dodge Viper. So just how fast is the Tesla Model S? Let’s go on a top speed run to find out

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