Tesla

Tesla Model S

Price $113,610 – $168,610
Fuel consumption N/A
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
The Tesla Model S is a fully electric large sedan available in two configurations. The Model S Performance offers a range of 623 kilometres and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the Long Range variant is able to travel up to 647 kilometres on a full charge, though it takes an extra 1.3 seconds to reach triple-digit speeds. Both feature a dual-motor system with all-wheel drive.

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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 …

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ElectricNew Study Sheds Light on EV Range Loss in Winter
Battery deterioration and range loss in the winter are two primary concerns of potential EV buyers in Canada. Driving and charging habits are just not the same as in the summer. Of course, not all EVs are created equal. Some do a better job than others of withstanding temperature drops.
NewsWatch: Rimac Nevera Takes on Tesla Model S Plaid for EV Supremacy
In the past few weeks, two new electric cars have claimed to achieve the quickest accelerations and the fastest quarter-miles of any production vehicle on the planet, but how do they compare head-to-head? Now we have the answer. The Tesla Model S Plaid sedan is the pride of Elon Musk …
ElectricTesla Hints at Even More Powerful Superchargers
Last night was the special delivery event for the new 1,020-horsepower Model S Plaid , and Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that even more powerful and faster-charging Superchargers are coming. The current Supercharger network consists of more than 25,000 stalls globally, with a mix of older V2 units (up to …
NewsForget the Tesla Model S Plaid+, Elon Musk Says
Earlier this year, Tesla announced a major update to the Model S sedan and Model X crossover including the addition of two high-performance variants called Plaid and Plaid+. In the company’s latest twist, the Plaid+ has been nixed already. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the news via Twitter on Sunday.
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 …

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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 …