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Don’t get us wrong, Tesla Motors has been on an absolute tear with regards to its gorgeous Model S electric sedan. The vehicle has won awards left and right and has even broken Consumer Reports’ review scale. In its most potent form, the Model S P85D put down 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of torque, which is good enough to rocket it from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds in Ludicrous Mode. But the competition isn’t sitting still either — and increased competition results in even more compelling vehicles for us all. Look no further than Porsche’s entry into the electric vehicle arena: the Mission E Concept. While we all love the looks of the Tesla Model S, the Mission E is easily its equal in the looks department,... 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 last time Tesla released a major over-the-air (OTA) update for its Model S electric sedan, it improved upon the already stellar “Insane Mode” found on the dual-motor P85D. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk has something even more promising in store with a new OTA update that will be available to all Model S owners. Musk sent out the following tweet to his followers early this morning:Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety ... via OTA software update. Affects entire Model S fleet.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2015 With TSLA stock taking a serious beating in recent months, there’s no question that Musk is looking to help restore some confidence in the company and this just may... Read more...
I think we’ve all be impressed with the performance credentials of the Tesla Model S P85D. The original P85 was already an incredibly capable performance sedan, but the “D” brought dual electric motors to the table along with all-wheel-drive. Needless to say, with 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of torque at your disposal (actually it’s more like 864 ft-lbs), the P85D’s acceleration is enough to frighten or delight unsuspecting passengers.  Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is not a person that is known to settle; it’s simply not in his DNA. Look no further than his aspirations to explore space with SpaceX and his forward-looking Hyperloop transport system. Musk won’t settle when it comes to the P85D either,... 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...
Last year’s “hotness” is this year’s “so what.” The Tesla Motors P85 is an impressive electric vehicle, having scored 99 out of a possible 100 points in Consumer Reports’ testing. The electric vehicle is gorgeous, can seat up to 7 people (as long as two of them are small children), comes equipped with 415hp, and can dash to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. But that was then, this is now. We’ve already told you about the new Model S P85D, which features two electric motors — one mounted in the rear of the vehicle and one mounted up front. The two motors together generate an impressive 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of peak torque according to Tesla — but don’t believe them, they’re completely full of it.2015... Read more...