30 Nov '14, 1am

Tesla, Aiming for the Stars, or at least Mars

Tesla, Aiming for the Stars, or at least Mars

Tesla Model S P85D (c) Tesla Motors, Inc. A generation ago, the only electric vehicles around were golf carts, fork lifts, and bumper cars. It’s probably this kind of lineage that Tesla came from. Or maybe not. After all, it’s cool to drive any of the aforementioned vehicles only when it’s winter or fall, and it has nothing to do with style. But Elon Musk and company changed all that. If you wouldn’t be caught dead driving a golf cart, it won’t be surprising if you’d stop dead in your tracks when a Tesla S P85D passes by. The funny thing is that it’s a four door sedan, but it accelerates like a sports car, getting from 60mph (100 kph) from a dead stop in 3.2 seconds. It does so at a fraction, nay a percentage of the gas consumption of any of the current Gran Turismos out there. Also, with the best in EV class driving range of 285 miles (458 kilometers), one can get from do...

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