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Tesla Model S P85: Electric car breaks new ground

Mikael Lindkvist | April 7, 2014
If you think electric cars are boring, it's time to reconsider. New Tesla S P85 (Performance 85 kWh) really stands out from the crowd. Not only because it is a stylish and sporty green car. It also offers a whole new mindset when it comes to user interfaces and infotainment systems. Tesla Motors challenge the traditional car manufacturers in several ways.

While Tesla Model S P85 is impressive with its huge screen and some very cool features, it lacks other features that traditional automakers like Volvo, Audi, BMW and others are offering. For example, automatic parallel parking, blind spot warning, lane assist, cameras that keep track of road signs and good voice control. Tesla Motors has clearly done a lot right with the Model S, and it is arguably the coolest electric car you can buy right now. But it is also a little ahead of its time, and the high price combined with the lack of charging stations in Sweden makes for a high purchase threshold.

+Powerful electric engine

+Stunning display

+The sound system

- Lacks some safety features

- Slow browser

- No Superchargers in Sweden yet

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Tesla Model S is extremely fun to drive and the manufacturer sets a new standard for user interfaces in cars. This is clearly a car that shows a glimpse of the future.

Score:

  • Driving characteristics 10
  • Feeling / comfort 10
  • Technical features 8
  • Entertainment 10

 

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