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Tesla Motors has blazed a trail for the future of electric vehicles with its Model S sedan, and is looking to follow-up its past successes with the Model X crossover and the upcoming $35,000 Model III. Established automakers are also looking to cash in on the EV market, and one of the biggest names in sports cars is looking to go toe-to-toe with Tesla. Porsche announced its beautiful Mission E in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and said at the time that it was hopeful that the vehicle would be approved for production. As if there was ever any doubt that the Mission E would be approved, Porsche revealed today that the vehicle has indeed been given the green light for production. “Even in... Read more...
When it comes to the current crop of electric vehicles available in the U.S. auto market, none is as popular or as highly decorated at the Tesla Model S. The car earned a 99% review score from Consumer Reports and in its most potent form, the P85D is capable of reaching 60 mph in just three seconds thanks to “Insane Mode.” However, the Model S is a vehicle that starts at $75,000 and can quickly surpass the $100,000 mark when opting for the P85D trim. So what about the rest of us? After all, the average transaction price for a new vehicle in the U.S. during the month of May was a more sedate $33,560. Luckily, Tesla has an answer in the form of the upcoming Model III, which will start at $35,000... Read more...
The Tesla Model S P85D is a beast; there is no question about it. The all-wheel-drive electric sedan [officially] generates 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of peak torque. That’s enough to hurtle the 4,900-pound vehicle to 60 mph in roughly three seconds. But as we learned in our last report on the P85D, the vehicle is actually laying down a mind-blowing 864 ft-lbs of torque at the wheels, which allowed it to absolutely trounce its “lesser” P85 sibling in a drag race. We all know that the P85D can do, but what happens when you toss an unsuspecting person into the passenger seat of the vehicle for some wickedly fast takeoffs? It’s a good thing that the folks over at Drag Times have uploaded a video to YouTube... Read more...