PHOTO CAPTION: Alpha prototype Model S during testing

Tesla Model S Shatters All Electric Car Myths

Consumer Reports praises Tesla's Model S all-electric car.

Published: 16-Nov-2012

We've driven almost every electric car made, and tested most, but the Tesla Model S comes as a revelation. We've been taking turns driving a Signature Performance version on loan to us from Tesla for about a week now and everyone has come out of it impressed.

This is a large, heavy, luxury car that's wicked quick and agile, stretch-out roomy, and whisper quiet. And besides being a hoot to drive, this is the first electric car we've experienced that has a decent rangeā€”a realistic 200 miles per charge in our borrowed high-end version. (See our hybrid/EV buying guide and Ratings.)

Having visited Tesla, met several of its employees, and now driven the Model S, you get a very strong impression: These guys are serious about demolishing every obstacle that stands in the way of the electric car.


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15 Final Edition models are all painted in Atomic Red paint with dark stripes and anthracite aluminum wheels.

Tesla Model X will seat seven.

Crossover model will be priced between $55,000 to $75,000 depending on battery options.

More than 600 people have pre-ordered the Tesla Model X crossover.

Tesla has secured over 650 buyers for the its new crossover, all-electric car.


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