Tesla Model S Pros & Cons
The Tesla Model S has been the crème de la crème of the EV
industry since it first launched in 2012.
For all intents and purposes, it still is. Although it is one of the most expensive cars in the industry, you're paying for a top quality product.
The Model S
has remained, relatively, unchanged over its five-year life but for 2017 there have been some subtle changes.
This year's Model S has a smoother shape, much like the new Model 3. This is due, in a large part, to a more streamlined body the removal of its faux front grille. The front grille has been replaced by a fascia and the headlights have also been updated.
The Model S is, arguably, even nicer on the inside than the outside. Two new trim choices have been introduced this year - Figured Ash Wood and Dark Ash Wood.
A 1-inch capacitive touchscreen is the centerpiece of the cockpit. Through this, you can access everything from the WiFi to the navigation system. To top it off you'll get free maps and navigation updates for 7 years.
The features available on Tesla's Model S are practically endless. At the top of the list is Tesla's Autopilot, which allows for hands-free driving and parking. Although, legally, you need to be ready to take the wheel at all times.
Tesla's Autopilot now has a 'summon' feature, which allows you to summon the car to you at the touch of a button. This year's model comes with an upgraded 48-amp onboard charger, which allows for faster charging from a 240-volt power outlet.
There's also the HEPA air-filtration system. This is significantly more effective than conventional air filters at removing pollution and toxins from the air.
To help put customers mind at ease Tesla offers an 8 year or unlimited miles battery and drive unit warranty. The vehicle itself is protected by a 4 year or 50,000 miles warranty.
Tesla Model S P100D Specifics
Although the Model S P100D has less range than the Model S 100D, it has all the performance you could want. A 100 kWh battery means the Model S P100D gets 315 miles of range.
The Model S will charge at a rate of 21 miles per hour from a Level 1 power source. A level 2 power source will provide up to 50 miles of range per hour. The Model S can get up to 167 miles of range from a supercharger in just 30 minutes.
The Model S P100D can easily reach an electronically limited top speed of 155, thanks to its 568 kW electric motor. And 687 lb-ft of torque means the Model S P100D will get to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds.
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