Tesla

Tesla Model S

Price $77,800 – $114,700
Fuel consumption N/A
The Car Guide rating 82%(view ratings)
The Tesla Model S offers gasoline-free driving thanks to its all-electric drivetrain, in addition to substantial luxury and performance for sedan shoppers. In addition to over 400 kilometers of battery life, the Model S P85 delivers 416 horsepower and 443 lbs.-ft. of torque—enough to push it past 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Using an available dual-charger cuts the time needed to replenish the battery from empty to a mere 4.5 hours.

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Features and TipsTesla: The Early Years to Today—and Tomorrow
In 2003, engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning set up a new company, Tesla. The name is an intentional reference to Nikola Tesla (1856—1943), the engineer who contributed significantly to the development of alternating current electricity supply systems. In 1960, the international unit for magnetic flux density was even named …
BlogThe Car Guide: Best Of 2013
2013 has been a great year to be a gearhead. It seemed like every couple of weeks one automaker or another was announcing an exciting new vehicle or releasing a special edition of a well-loved favourite. There were also some important things going on behind the scenes, too, that revitalized …

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NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Porsche Taycan
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Electric luxury vehicles are some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced automobiles on the planet. There aren’t too many of them on the market for now, though, so you’ll …
NewsNew Steering Yoke in Tesla Model S May Not be Legal
The Tesla Model S and Model X have just received a major update and one of the things people keep talking about, obviously, is the aviation-inspired, yoke-style steering wheel. Beyond aspects such as design and technology, one has to wonder: it is safe or even legal? Even authorities are asking …
NewsTesla Unveils Refreshed Model S With Futuristic Interior
Tesla once again took the auto industry by surprise last night with the reveal of a major Model S update. While there are some cosmetic revisions on the outside, it’s the interior that changes the most, particularly with a new steering wheel that looks like it’s been cut in half …
ElectricThis Tesla Model S Has Racked up 1.2 Million Kilometres
Electric cars are the future, but as they now work to gain mainstream popularity it seems like people only care about their numbers—range, charging times, price and incentives. Here’s one figure that should not fail to impress: 1,200,000. That’s the number of kilometres logged by a Tesla Model S in …
ElectricTesla Model S Plaid Announced With up to 1,100 Horsepower
One of the highlights of Tesla ’s highly anticipated Battery Day on Tuesday was the announcement of the sick new Model S Plaid packing up to 1,100 horsepower. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this car will sprint from 0-100 km/h in a ludicrous time of 2.1 seconds thanks to …
NewsTesla Sales are Rising While the Rest of the Industry is Collapsing
This week’s release of monthly and quarterly sales by automakers finally allowed us to quantify the impact of COVID-19. In Canada, the total numbers for the industry are down 48 percent and 20 percent, respectively, versus the same periods a year ago. In fact, other than a few tiny players …
NewsTesla Denies Any Unintended Acceleration Problem
In a statement released yesterday, Tesla insists that there is no unintended acceleration in its vehicles and that the recent petition launched by a group of U.S. drivers is “completely false.” Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) decided to review the petition, which alleges that all Tesla …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesElectric Cars: Key Terms Explained
You know what displacement, horsepower and L/100 km all mean. These automotive terms exist since, well, pretty much the invention of automobiles. Electric cars are a different creature, however. They have their own unique features and a unique vocabulary. A Few Definitions Fossil fuels are out, electrons are in! Let’s …

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Tesla Model S vs. Dodge Challenger
"The best laid plans," as the old saying goes, "often go awry." Well when the Motoring TV team's plans went awry, there was no choice but to head to Graeme Fletcher's stomping grounds for a bit of a showdown. The competitors? The 2014 Tesla Model S and the 2014 Dodge …
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Tesla Model S - Cold Weather Performance
Chris Porritt, Tesla's VP of Vehicle Engineering, describes the unique features of Model S that make it such a remarkable car in colder climates. From its innovative chassis design, to the instant responsiveness of its electric powertrain, to its state-of-the-art software features, there has never been an all-weather sedan quite …