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Tesla Model S

Episode 3214

After us that electric cars can be a lot more than just short range, commuter with their high Tesla Roadster, Tesla has its attention to the luxury sedan with the Model S. So let’s out what this California brings to the segment and if will luxury buyers plugging in to new

JOHN DAVIS: The luxury market is comprised of two distinct of buyers; die-hard loyalists who head to the dealership whenever “fave” gets a redesign, and adopters who want the latest and and aren’t afraid to pay for it. It’s the group that Tesla to attract with the 2013 S.

The second model to come the Silicon Valley manufacturer, the 5- or Model S offers room and that vastly transcends the yet still packs almost as street-wise performance. Using the luxury sedan form by European prestige models the Porsche Panamara and BMW 5-Series GT, the S is also similar in size a 116.5-inch wheelbase and 196.0-inch length. Its flowing design has more in common with dollar alternatives than any EV, and includes such slick as the hidden charging port in the light.

The Model S with standard with a 40 kWh Lithium-ion for a range of well over 100 But, initial production is to this Signature model an 85 kWh battery pack and a government range of 265-miles, by far the most of any EV available today. The Signature is with features too; wheels, Xenon headlights, rear hatch, active air and a larger 20kw charger allows “filling up” is as as 4 hours.

While we were waiting for to supply us with a Model S for Bill Clarke, a local took delivery of his and offered it to us to try it After picking up the car in California and back here to Maryland he can to its long range capabilities. We get quite that much behind the wheel, but in a day of driving, we did the Model S to be every bit the luxury car it aims to be.

The ride is incredibly smooth except for a little wind very quiet.

Compared to the rear drive luxury the Model S feels even solid thanks to the heavy and a very low center of gravity. Our about squeaks and rattles; for new manufacturers, were completely The car is quick. Tesla claims 0 to 60 in 5.6

But, the 2-mode regenerative may startle some when set to it’s very aggressive. your foot of the throttle, and it stops itself.

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Inside the Model S, is a rich mix of and super high tech. all controls are located on a 17” touch screen that the IP. Seats are comfortable, and there is of legroom front and back.

For you crunchers, Government Fuel Ratings in miles per gallon are 88-City, 90-Highway and 89-Combined. about 10% less than a Leaf. Model S pricing is not out of line for the luxury class a base of $59,350 and our Signature going for $97,350.

And good news, the usual tax incentives can still apply!

The Tesla Model S is clearly in a by itself, and EV’s are still not for as they do come with So for what it’s like to with it on a daily basis, we to our Model S owner Bill

BILL CLARKE: I look to being able to drive it as my driver every day and continuing to be of the development process. It is the kind of that I am very happy to do as of my ownership of this vehicle and of my driving experience.”

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