Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time?


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One of the things electric-car owners worry about is long-term battery degradation. It’s a well-established fact that lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity as they undergo numerous charge/discharge cycles. We owners understand that our range will gradually decline over the life of the car. The critical qu...Read more

Tesla P85D Highlights Why EPA Range Ratings Are Inconsistent & Confusing For Electric Cars


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There’s been a lot of confusion recently about the official EPA-certified ranges of certain electric cars.  That all-important number goes on the window sticker, and is typically used for advertising and marketing purposes. In November, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced,  with great fanfare, that th...Read more

Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher


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As more and more Tesla Model S electric sport sedans hit the road—50,000-plus at last count—some of their drivers are naturally starting to have accidents. They are bumping into other cars, colliding with deer, scraping telephone poles, and backing up into poles and trees. Their cars are suffering all the ...Read more

2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive Of All-Electric AWD Performance Sedan


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As a long-time Tesla Model S owner—almost two years now—I was naturally eager to get behind the wheel of the new dual-motor P85D. I’d had a couple of brief stints in 416-hp P85 loaners while my standard S85 was in for service. Those had been exhilarating enough, almost scary. What would it ...Read more

Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test


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The EPA has dubbed the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 the most efficient production car sold in the U.S., with an impressive 125 MPGe rating--the best of any electric vehicle. By comparison, my 2013 Tesla Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery is rated at only 89 MPGe. That's a hefty 39-percent efficiency advantage for th...Read more