All Electric Cars: The Tesla S and its Electrifying Success

All electric cars are growing in number, and variety.  One of the top performers, in both commercial sales and performance, is the Tesla S.  

The Tesla S has been praised and awarded some very high honors in the last couple of years.

The Tesla S has received multiple awards, including:

  •         2013 World Green Car of the Year
  •         2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year

  •         Automobile Magazine's 2013 Car of the Year
  •         Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award
  •         Consumer Reports' top-scoring car ever

Tesla offers two different all electric cars for the model S:

The more affordable of the two is the base model, which comes with a 60 kWh battery with a driving range of 208 miles on a single charge (according the EPA standards).  The base model costs between 60,000 up to 80,000.

The more expensive model includes an 85 kWh battery with a travel range of 265 miles on a single charge (According to EPA standards).  It starts at just under 100,000 dollars.

Tesla’s Evolving Super Charger Network


The Tesla S tops the charts, and easily defeats the competition due to its incredible travel range.  But, on top of that, Tesla is building an unprecedented network of charging stations across America, Europe, and Asia.

The first section of the super charger network corridor opened in October of 2012.  It consists of six charging stations connecting San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Los Angeles.  In December of 2012 the second charging network was installed, connecting Washington DC, New York City, and Boston. 

As great as this news is, it only gets better.  Tesla has announced that these charging stations will always be free of charge to Tesla owners.  The charging stations will be powered by solar panels, adding another green feather to Tesla’s already ecofriendly reputation.

Here are a few facts about the super charger network:

  •          Charging stations offer 100 kW of power
  •          Adds an additional 150 miles of travel range for the 85 kWh Model S
  •          Charging takes around 30 minutes
  • The charging stations are only compatible with the model S
So keep a close eye on the Tesla S, or pick one up for yourself and test out their new charging network!

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