If there's one vehicle we're excited to hear more about, it's the Tesla Model S.
While we're not drinking the Kool-Aid that everyone else seems to be enjoying, we're certainly intrigued by the prospect of a full electric vehicle that can deliver.
The problem with the Tesla Model S is that no one has really had the chance to properly test the vehicle. One publication got their hands on one because one of the head honchos snapped one up. Obviously their time was limited with it.
But thanks to Consumer Reports, who is world renowned for its journalistic integrity, we're finally going to find out the real deal at the end of the day. While they may not share the views of every bleeding heart enthusiast, we do know one thing after all these years — it typically looks out for the average American consumer.
I wouldn't define that person as a car lover or hater; however, I would say that person needs a vehicle to get from point "A" to "B," will have a cup holder or two, and will ultimately be reliable.
And because Consumer Reports shelled out its own money for this test as they do others, this isn't a special press fleet vehicle. This is what any buyer would get.
Needless to say, we're extremely excited to see how it performs.
Will it shoot the lights out or be a flop? What say you, Spies? Place your bets!
...The car starts at $57,400 with the base 40 kWh battery. Each battery step-up (to 60 and 85 kWh) is a $10,000 option so with the battery we chose it's a $20,000 upgrade. Other options add up quickly, so with the tan Nappa leather, large sunroof, and air suspension (which is on all early builds) our total sticker price came to $89,650. Electric cars are more expensive than comparable conventional cars, but the Model S would be most naturally compared to an Audi A7 or Porsche Panamera, which can get to that price level...