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Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S
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Tesla Model S Overview

The Tesla Model S is a great four-door luxury sporty car that happens to be electric. A large, low-slung hatchback, it easily seats five, or seven with the optional rear-facing jump seats. With its optional 85 kWh battery, the largest available, it can travel between 180 and 225 miles per charge and can be fully charged in as little as five hours on a dedicated Tesla connector. Performance is exceptional, with thrilling acceleration, pinpoint handling, and a comfortable ride. A huge iPad-like center screen controls many functions. Drawbacks include tight access, restricted visibility, and range limitations in cold weather. Reliability has been average.

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Tesla Blog Content
Tesla extends warranty to cover Model S problems
Tesla Model S: Problems After 15,000 MilesIn light of reliability problems beginning to appear in its otherwise-impressive Tesla Model S electric cars, the California-based automaker has extended the powertrain warranty on all Model S’s ...
Putting problems with our Tesla Model S test car in perspective
Talking Cars: Episode 42It’s been a blast driving our 2013 Tesla Model S—the innovative electric car that earned the highest Consumer Reports test score ever. But there’s a bit of a dark cloud on the otherwise-sunny hor...
Consumer Reports' Tesla Model S has more than its share of problems
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