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Driving a Tesla Model S: A into the (Electric) Future

past weekend I had the opportunity to drive a Tesla Model S, and an amazing car to drive. Its luxury and performance has won it accolades like Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year the inherent benefits of being an car are what really set it apart.

an electric powertrain can do

The first you notice when you turn a electric vehicle “on” is – there is no engine turning no vibration in the vehicle whatsoever, no or whirring noises… nothing. you shift into Drive and the brake pedal, you simply go. And you step on the accelerator, believe me, the S goes .

Inspecting the Model S before the road

I got to test drive the P85 of the Model S, which is the performance and contains both the largest and the most efficient inverter, means that it has a 0-to-60 of about 4 seconds. All I can tell you is it means near-instantaneous speed, off the line. An electric motor the maximum torque at zero and you can feel it.

In addition to the incredible the Model S has a surprisingly potent to capture energy through regenerative braking. While vehicles have used braking for years, the Model S regeneration the instant you let off the accelerator to slow the car while storing the energy in the battery. This single-pedal driving so that you don’t have to use the brake

Once you adapt to single-pedal it both maximizes efficiency and is incredibly fun.

What other electric vehicles?

So why all electric vehicles drive a Tesla? The most obvious is simply cost. At no point in the drive did I forget that I was a luxury automobile. Besides the capacity battery and powerful motor, there are many upgrades on this car.

To aerodynamics, the Tesla Model S the door handles. The center has been replaced by a giant display with complimentary connection. The model I drove had an adjustable air suspension that improved handling and aerodynamics.

Cruising the streets of DC in my borrowed EV.

Tesla Model S

But you don’t need have to buy a car to enjoy the advantages of an electric There are over 50,000 Volts on the road in the United and all of them feature some of same low-end torque makes the Tesla S so thrilling off the And while some of the earliest vehicles on the market may have designed to win over consumers their exceptional fuel we are starting to see design changes place as automakers go after a consumer base.

The Fiat 500e, for example, has horsepower and torque than the 500, and has received kudos for its performance. The Chevy Spark EV has more horsepower and improved compared to its gasoline counterpart, 400 ft-lbs. of torque racing off the And Tesla themselves intend to a more affordable sedan as the Model E by 2015 .

Whether a high-end vehicle like the Model S or a peppy city car the Fiat 500e, it’s to grasp the driving advantages of an EV by the car in person. As more potential car get an opportunity to check out what an powertrain can do, more people choose to make their car an EV. We’re already seeing the of electric cars accelerate, an 84% increase from 2012 to putting us on the path to cutting the Oil from our transportation fleet.

So if you find yourself with the check out a Tesla Model S or any of the other electric vehicles today, and experience the future of

About the author: Dave is a vehicles analyst in the Clean Program, specializing in both and heavy-duty fuel economy. He research on fuel efficiency and the implications for oil consumption and greenhouse gas across the transportation sector. See full bio.

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