Published on October 30th, 2012 | by Adam Johnston14
Tesla’s Model S Our Century’s Model T?
October 30th, 2012 by Adam Johnston
If you listen to the words of the recent Motor Trend video review, it very well could be.
Reviewer Carlos Lago in the video noted that the Model S “may very well be the most important new car since the Model T,” while taking it for a test run.
Obviously, there are some unique features of this car that would make it stand out in the automotive market.
For starters, in the video, we get to see the potential of how awesome electric vehicles can be. Lago notes the Model S can drive between 238 to 285 miles on a charge.
Also, unlike other cars, to open the car door, you simply press the door handle, and not hit the unlock button on the alarm pad or open it up with a key.
Secondly, the car in four seconds can go from 0 kilometres an hour (km/h) to 100 kilometres an hour (0-60 mph), as “the torque is insane” with the Model S.
Additionally, the car is one huge step out of the fossil fuel era into an era of clean cars and clean energy.
Lago truly has very high esteem for Tesla’s visionary vehicle, ranking it with other worthy competitors noted below:
Adding up the performance, style, technology and price, Lago compares the Tesla favorably with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Porsche Panamera. He says it feels “like car 3.0.” It all kind of gives us hope our favorite fastback will come out on top when MT reveals its Car Of The Year sometime in November.
While it’s still early to see if Elon Musk will be this century’s Henry Ford, the Model S could be off to a great start towards putting Musk on the same benchmark as Ford over hundred years ago.
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