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 …
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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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.
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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 …

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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 …