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Motor Trend tests Tesla Model S for range, efficiency; finds good and bad news

Would we make to the office? Benson's numbers were close, but the experience Benson and I have had with EVs is that they love this slower-speed stuff. No sweat, I'm thinking. In Laguna Beach, the Energy Czar himself suddenly said "nail it" -- and I obliged, warp-speeding us to the next block. A little further, photographer Brian Vance (in a BMW 528i chase car) barks from the walkie-talkie, "Why don't we do a lap around your old magazine workplace?" Why not, I think, but as I crank the wheel up the hill... In other words, they got close to the end of the trip, and found that they weren't going to run the battery dead like they had originally planned for the story. So they started punching it, and taking hot laps off of their planned route until they burned off enough electricity that they could run out of power before the end of their trip. It is the classic Top Gear EV tes...

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