When it comes to environmentally friendly automobiles, notwithstanding hybrids, the electric car has come to the forefront. The technology has expanded to the point where the all-electric car can now stand alone as a completely emission free, yet truly drivable car in every sense. Among car manufacturers there is a company that has achieved exactly that. Speed, performance, battery life, style and elegance coexist on a high scale thanks to a very innovative company by the name of Tesla Motors.
The first question most people have about electric cars is how far can the car be driven before the next battery charge. The Model S has a 300-mile option (as well as 160 mile and 230 mile options) and that 300-mile option is on one charge. On a 220V outlet, the car can be recharged in 4 hours and has a 5 minute battery swap. The top speed of the Model S is 120 mph but it can reach 0-60 in 5.6 seconds! Some bonus features include a 17-inch touchscreen with 3G connectivity giving access to streaming radio, gps navigation, restaurant recommendations, and movie show times. There’s enough room in the Model S to seat 7 while it delivers the power, acceleration and precise handling of a sports car with zero emissions from the “tailpipe”.
Tesla proves that the EV has come of age and can be designed to appeal to a wide audience. You can get a look at these incredible cars at their website, tesla.com. Enjoy!