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Is Tesla the Best Car Ever?

The new Tesla S sedan is not just the of car magazines, now Consumer Reports it the best car they’ve ever scoring 99 points of 100 and beating out the LS460 that held the record back in 2007. does this massive EV have that no others do?

“It like a sports car, it like a luxury car, it has the efficiency that is twice as as the best hybrids and is the quietest car ever tested,” said CR Gabe Shenhar. “It does so things so right on so many that to us it wasn’t a surprise.”

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Perhaps that’s why Tesla has sold more cars the first quarter of 2013 luxury German automakers, BMW and Audi, prompting the Palo firm to declare its first-ever and raise expected sales for from 20,000 to 21,000.

said that Tesla from scratch. It engineered an vehicle around a larger that gives it a range of than 200 miles (265 with the upgraded 85 kilowatt/hr battery). All other EVs — as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Honda Fit — can only 60 to 80 miles before charging up. The competitor is the Toyota Rav 4 EV with a 103 range, according to the Department of .

Tesla has also installed its own of super-fast chargers along the Coast corridor between and Boston, as well as in California. It drivers in these areas the of a 30 minute charge, instead of a overnight fill up at home.

Reports magazine said a Tesla S “is like crossing a promising zero-emissions future. what Marty McFly have brought back in of his DeLorean in ‘Back to the Future.’

The far outscored competitors in its Luxury category — the gas-powered Panamera (84 points) and plug-in (57) from financially startup Fisker.

Shenhar said the Tesla’s while leagues above its EV still has to ease the “range for drivers used to going 400 to 500 on a tank of gas.

“You drive from here to and fill up anywhere you want in minutes,” he said from Reports test facility in Conn.

The testers also that the Tesla doesn’t much of a track record yet for or resale value. And while a vehicle online may seem cool — bypassing car salesmen at a dealership — repairs, service and complex updates to the EV’s electronic can be a headache, at least according to made by owners on Tesla blogs.

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But some of those drawbacks are up for in the hi-tech features: smart connectivity that allows you to control charging levels; a video display that navigation info as well as battery levels, and a built-in player and internet browser. The S also has a surprise: more Since there’s no engine to of, there’s an extra luggage in the front as well as a extra in the rear, just like an station wagon.

Shenhar he believes other car manufacturers are the success of the Tesla with

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Clearly every in the world is looking at the Tesla S and seeing how they can learn this and break from he added.

For the electric vehicle industry as a the success of the Tesla may rub off less-expensive that appeal to the rest of us, to Genevieve Cullen, vice of the Electric Drive Vehicle a Washington-based trade group.

a rising tide,” Cullen “They are showing that you can a new car company in this day and age and tinker the business model and come up a great car. What it for the industry that this is a market where there is in a lot of all segments.”

If you can’t afford an $89,650 S, you can always try Las Vegas, where a service announced last that it plans to purchase 100 of the EVs and allow subscribers to run errands in

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