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In Detail: Tesla Model S

Ed. contributor Kyle Thibaut the Tesla Model S Performance above during the Pebble Concours d’Elegance earlier year, prior to the filming of our found at the end of this post . The impressions within this are based on Kyle’s experience the car.

We’re finally at the where the electric car makes Not just for specific, low-mileage but for mainstream needs. The Tesla S is not only an electric car, a car that most anyone fit into their lifestyle, so as they have the coin. why:

Designing an electric car can go one of ways. Nissan chose an stand out bodystyle for their Leaf. complete with non-standard cues that electric car. Ford and went the route of retrofitting powertrains into already gas-powered models, like the Fit.

Finally, the route took is to build a car from the up with a design language prioritizes an ethos of efficiency, still aiming for luxurious, lines.

The result is a visually marriage of form and function. S is just as striking as any other sedan out there, regardless of

The defining fastback silhouette of the S is so well integrated—the angle of the A and of the Model S greenhouse are almost doesn’t come close to like a botched wagon, as do. Instead, Model S feels sleek and refined.

The Model S offers two powertrains, are really only different in the current they can accept. The is a 416 hp, 443 lb-ft rear-mounted electric that can take 1200 Estimated 0-60 miles per sits at 4.4 seconds, or less, on whom you ask. The base S has a slightly detuned motor takes in 900 amps and puts out 362 hp and 325 of torque.

0-60 mph comes in at 5.6 not bad for a 4600 pound saloon.

major factor in Model S and range are the batteries. In addition to the 85 kWh battery that we drove, is also a 60 kWh and a 40 kWh. The 85 kWh battery a range of 300 miles, the 40 kWh: 160 and the 60 kWh: 230 miles. (Note: Tesla-quoted numbers are when at a consistent 55 mph.)

Pricing for the 40 kWh option starts at $49,900 on the Model S, the 60 kWh at $59,900, and the 85 kWh at $69,900. The model uses only the 85 kWh and lifts pricing to $84,900. The Performance model is $97,900.

nearly a $50,000 swing the base model to the highest level. You can view more on the here .

If you were to ask anyone who has been a Model S to identify the most piece of tech in the car, would undoubtedly point to the touch display in the center of the This screen controls the of the Model S; just about the driver needs can be adjusted

All the functions that are to be expected a high-end infotainment system are only amplified by the beautiful and 1920 X 1080 resolution of the The response is very fast—nearly as as an iPad. In an earlier TRANSLOGIC we went into more on all the functionality of this striking but what we didn’t talk was what it was like to drive

Having a giant screen large, crisp graphics is essential for using touch while driving. Quick such as changing the radio or following the nav, are made simply because of the size. In to what’s on the main screen, is similar infotainment data to the gauge cluster—just like Touch.

The nav portion shows you turns, while album art and data are also displayed on the cluster.

As with any in-car system, it gets easier to use time. What makes the S system unique is that it can evolve over time. has outfitted every Model S the ability to connect to the internet, via WiFi (standard) or 3G (optional package).

The internet connection serves as a way for to update its systems from the The center screen is connected to the CAN bus of the so all parts of the car can get an upgrade over the (even the battery management and calculations).

Every electric car questions regarding range. what it boils down to is how miles a the user drives per With Model S, you need to less than about miles per day, depending on the size.

Of course, most tend to drive much than this, but that seem to dissuade EV detractors.

To cliché range anxiety against electric cars, has unveiled a Supercharger system in for those looking to travel distances with their S. Just 30 minutes of charging about 3-4 hours worth of time. The Superchargers are pumping 90 kW into the battery, bypassing the optional twin chargers. the next few years, Tesla begin to roll out Supercharger across the country, with a of making a cross-country trip for EV drivers.

Driving Dynamics

the Model S feels a bit strange. Not a bad though.

The interior is as quiet as a Rolls-Royce. under full-throttle. The only you can hear is wind and tire and a bit of a whine from the electric

Ride is very smooth, but not With the optional air suspension the Model S adapts to the road and driving pace to produce a and handling characteristic as solid as its chassis. Having a torsionally chassis and great suspension is a for great handling.

Besides most cars in comfortable the Model S has great steering. The of the road might be a bit isolated by the but it’s not entirely dampened. If are any shortcomings in the steering, they are outshined by the razor-sharp precision of inputs, and just how different the setting feels from in the steering feel selector.

TESLA Model S – 60 kWh Auto

The ranges pretty significantly.

The place where driving fell short was on the brake It wasn’t progressive, nor was there bite at initial press. made braking a bit irregular stop and go.

That’s not to say that the aren’t strong; the feel wasn’t the optimal. Given electric vehicles use regenerative to recover kinetic energy, feel is still a work in for many EVs. We suppose issue could be fixed via an to the brake mapping with one of ‘over the air’ updates.

The Model S was clearly designed to be an car. The utility offered by its means a very efficient cu-ft of cargo space the seats up and 58.11 cu-ft the seats down. And, we forget to mention the additional 5.3 cu ft in the ‘frunk,’ or the space where a gas normally sits.

Inside, are spaces to hold everything. there is no center tunnel a driveshaft would normally go, the S has a flat floor. While may seem insignificant, there is a lot added space in the center to put or whatever you might have you, and the person riding in the of the rear bench doesn’t to straddle the tunnel.



There are a few things we could be improved upon. The handles are supposed to pop out when you up to the car, but, in our experience, didn’t work every In addition, grabbing them felt a bit disconnected to how we normally a door to open.

The entire recognizes your hand activates and electronic switch to the door. Throw in a bit of latency and it disappointing.

The only other we can think of is the strange way of turning the car on. You get in. That turns on accessory. the brake and the car can now be shifted.

This all works great; but you get out, the entire system off.

Some might the simplicity, but the whole experience a bit weird to us. For example, If you’d to leave the car running for your while you pop into a store, you dive through a few menus to to leave the car on. This isn’t to ruin the day, but it’s unconventional.

In the end, however, the S is a huge leap forward for vehicles. Consider the entire ecosystem you buy into when you a Model S: Supercharging stations and updates.

Tesla has done others said they And, with another on their hands, what’s for this groundbreaking carmaker? Model X .

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