Tesla Model S Lives Up To Hype Business Insider

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On Tuesday, I had my first to get behind the wheel of the Tesla S.

A few hours after my drive, the issued a less than earnings report. driving its down more than

I couldn’t care less what the stock does. It matter. As long as Tesla making cars this it will succeed, because of people a) want the best car on the and b) can afford it.

Why I Loved It

The best of my job is that I get to drive all sorts of new cars. Regrettably, I’ve a bit jaded. It takes nicer and more horsepower to impress me it did when I started out.

But when traffic finally out of my way on the West Side Highway and I hit the on the Model S, the acceleration knocked an smile onto my face. It was a drive, but thrilling.

The car I tested with the P85 battery pack, the powerful available. It had basically option you can order, for a total of $108,770 (before a $7,500 tax credit).

The Model S is silent and in traffic. It’s a beast on the road. It seats seven. It great, inside and out (though it use cup holders in the backseat).

The massive center console while not quite on par with the and possibly distracting, may be the best of its in the auto industry today.

The car is scoring top marks from the Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA). It can catch on fire if you it through a concrete wall and a tree. but the driver in Mexico who did walked away without injury.

I’m not alone in my praise. Reports called the Model S the car it has ever tested. Motor Automobile Magazine, and Yahoo! named it the car of the year in 2012.

never met an auto journalist who love driving it.

I have only two real criticisms of the S. Let’s address them.

1. too expensive.

There’s no doubt it, the Model S is a luxury car. Musk promises to build an $35,000 car in a few years. I hope he But that doesn’t impact the S.

Its base price ranges $62,500 to $83,570 (after a federal tax credit), so it’s not a car can buy. Not everyone can afford from Mercedes-Benz or BMW, That doesn’t mean automakers aren’t successful.

expensive, but worth every

2. It runs out of battery.

It’s you can’t just hop in the Model S and across the country, or even Boston to Washington, D.C. supercharger stations take an hour to recharge a battery, less convenient than a gas tank in a few minutes. For the foreseeable limited range will be an for electric cars.

But when I look at all the upsides of the sedan, it’s a small If you really need to drive LA to New York, rent a car. You can pay for it the money you’ll save on gas up the battery at a supercharger station is for Tesla owners, forever).

The Line

Tesla has built a car is more innovative and exciting anything I’ve ever The price is high but totally

Forget the ups and downs of the stock If a company builds something good and is competently run (and it it will succeed.

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