Tesla

Tesla Model S

Price $95,350 – $174,700
Fuel consumption N/A
The Car Guide rating 84%(view ratings)
After a minor makeover in 2016, the Model S is back without major changes in 2018. The most affordable version is the 75D, with a starting price of $100,000 before taxes and incentives, while the P100D is as impressive as ever with a 100-kWh battery and a 2.7-second 0-100 km/h time. Between the two, there’s the 100D with 572 kilometres of range for about $125,000. Its top speed is set at 250 km/h!

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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 …
Test Drives2013 Tesla Model S: Electric Car, no Compromises
While some people absolutely swear by electric cars, I’ve always had my reservations about them, especially after test driving the Nissan Leaf last year. Sure, we’d all love to be able to stick it to the oil companies and cut our gas budget to zero, but the 100%-electric cars currently …

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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 …
ElectricThe Tesla Model S-Porsche Taycan Battle is Seriously Heating up
The longtime benchmark for electric sedans is seemingly very upset with that new kid on the block. Following the world premiere of the Porsche Taycan in early September, Tesla sent a highly modified prototype of the Model S to the legendary Nürburgring race track to beat the lap time record …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesTesla Announces its Biggest Software Update Ever
Tesla yesterday announced Software Version 10.0, its biggest software update ever. Once again, this is done over-the-air and the new entertainment, gaming, music and convenience features that are part of it should definitely get owners excited. The most impressive addition has to be the valet-type functionality called “Smart Summon.” Customers …
NewsTesla Model S Beats Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring Time
Just after the launch of the 2020 Porsche Taycan earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that a Model S would soon hit the legendary Nürburgring and show how it stacks up against its new German rival. The latter made headlines by posting a time of 7:42 minutes—a record …
ElectricTelsa Makes Supercharging Free Again… with a Catch
In an attempt to boost sales of the Tesla Model S and Model X , the electric car manufacturer announced in a tweet this weekend that, effective immediately, all new orders for both vehicles will come with free unlimited charging at its dedicated Supercharger stations. There are 1,604 of those …
NewsCar Thieves Love Powerful Dodges, Hate Teslas
Every year around December, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reveals the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the country, which typically consist of older Ford Super Duty pickups and large SUVs. In the U.S., the reality is quite different. Thieves prefer cars, especially big ones with plenty of power and/or …
ElectricTesla Kills Standard-Range Model S and Model X
Here we go again. Following a series of updates announced this spring in a move to stay one step ahead of competitors, Tesla has now decided to kill the Standard Range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover. The changes are effective immediately on the company’s website.

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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 …