Tesla

Tesla Model S

Price $102,890 – $157,990
Fuel consumption N/A
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The Model S remains Tesla's flagship vehicle, a premium electric sedan with more range (416-539 kilometres depending on the version), better acceleration (0-100 km/h in as little as 2.7 seconds) and more displays and customization options. Owners even receive 400 kWh of free annual credits at Tesla Supercharger locations. Blessed with standard all-wheel drive, the Model S now incorporates adaptive LED headlights that improve visibility and safety in corners. Enhanced Autopilot is optional.

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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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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.
ElectricTesla to Hike Prices, Cut Charging Times in Half
After causing a stir last month with the announcement that most of its stores around the globe would close in a move toward online-only sales aimed at passing the savings along to customers, Tesla has just made an about-face and decided to keep significantly more stores open than previously planned.
ElectricA Tesla Model S P100D Becomes the Fastest Stock Sedan
I won’t teach you anything by telling you that Tesla builds insanely quick cars. The immediate torque of an electric motor combined with all-wheel drive enables the sedan to go from 0 to 100 km/h fast enough to make more than one fuel-powered vehicle jealous. With the arrival of the …
ElectricTesla Model S: 8.0 Software and P100D's Performance
Tesla recently released the most recent update for its operating system. The eighth version of the software that controls most of the car’s functions gets new upgrades and functionalities on the electric sedan. We also got some information about the car’s most powerful version, the P100D. First of all, let’s …
ElectricFirst Death Related to Tesla's Autopilot System
On May 7, Joshua D. Brown died when his Tesla Model S collided with a tractor-trailer. The manufacturer declared today that when the accident occurred, the Autopilot system was activated. This is the first time this semi-autonomous driving aid is directly associated with a deadly crash. Here’s how it supposedly …

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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 …
Clips
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 …