Tesla

Tesla Model S

Price $102,890 – $161,990
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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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 …
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 …

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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 …
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