If you are looking to buy a new car and want to save money over the long run, it may be time that you take a good look at the new Tesla cars. Their innovative features and design are worth looking at, and it could be your next ideal car. Some surprises at the pump may even make it the car that is too good to resist.
The Tesla S
The Tesla S is a four-door sedan that can seat 5 adults and 2 children. It is elegant in style, and has a low center of gravity. It is also highly responsive, provides an elegant ride, and is very safe, says Tesla.com. The Tesla X has falcon wing doors to make it easier to get in and out of the second and third row seats.
Two Battery Choices Available
While each model has zero emissions because of its all electric motors, there are three different choices of batteries to choose from. Each one provides a different level of performance. The standard battery will take the car from 1 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, and give you a maximum speed of 125 mph. As expected, the Tesla’s best battery does even better, enabling it to go from 0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds, and it has a top speed of 130 mph.
All batteries are lithium-ion and they are warranted for 8 years. The warranty for the standard battery is good up to 125,000 miles, but the better batteries will remain under warranty for an unlimited mileage on them. The standard battery will enable the car to go 208 miles on one charge at 55 mph, and the best battery will enable you to travel 300 miles.
A Large Touchscreen Gives You Control
In the center of the dashboard, the driver has control with a large 17-inch touchscreen panel. All the controls for the many features of your Tesla S are on the panel, including navigation, standard controls, visualization of your remaining energy in the battery, viewing your backup camera, web connections, hand’s free cellphone operation, media, and more.
Get Free Charging with Your Tesla Car
One of the most innovative aspects of owning a Tesla car is that Tesla is currently building supercharging stations across the United States and across Europe, too. The amazing part about the Tesla charging stations is that they are totally free. They can do this because the stations are solar powered. The website has a current map showing the location of the stations, and where they are going to be through the end of 2015. At that time, it will be relatively easy to go across the US without a problem.
The Tesla can be charged anywhere, having both 120-volt and 240-volt cords. When a 240-volt charger is used, the Tesla S is recharged at a rate of about 29 miles per hour. At a supercharging station, however, this time is greatly reduced, giving you about a 50 percent charge in just 20 minutes. The supercharging stations will be built next to places where you can use a rest room and get something to eat.
When you look at all the features it has, the Tesla S is a car that surpasses most everything else. It also comes with 63.4 cubic feet of storage space in the rear, and a little more under the hood, too. This car requires very little maintenance and you can save a lot of money in gas costs if you use the supercharging stations – at no cost!