Leasing a Tesla Model S
Performance for the Tesla Model S
With two electric motors producing 600Nm of torque, drivers will enjoy a blistering turn of pace. There's a choice of either a 75 kW or 100 kW battery pack that delivers power to all four wheels using a single-speed transmission. The result of this is that the fastest model, the Performance, will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds. The Long Range Model S will do the same sprint in 4.2 seconds - these figures are quicker than many supercar performance times. The range for those who want to invest in an all-electric car will see the Long Range model delivering 380 miles while the Performance version returns around 304 miles.
Equipment and handling
The Tesla Model S caused a stir when it was launched and the latest models impress and are still ahead of the competition. While the Tesla Model S has a minimalist and futuristic looking cabin, it's a pleasant place to spend time and it's a comfortable car to drive on motorways. The car is packed with onboard technology and it's a practical choice for families. This is an important point since the Model S has shaken up the UK's executive car sector to make this a sound option to enjoy. The car's dashboard is dominated by a 17-inch touchscreen that controls most of the Model S's functions such as climate control. The boot is 774 litres in size and with the rear seats folded flat, this will extend to an impressive 1,645 litres. There's also another 150 litres boot under the bonnet because there's no engine in there. The batteries take around 12 hours to recharge using a wall-mounted charger or there are Tesla Superchargers located around the country where in 30 minutes you can get the battery 80% recharged. Essentially, with the safety levels and impressive supercar performance, the Tesla Model S is a genuine alternative to the sector's premium marque saloons and for many reasons, it is head and shoulders above many of them. For those who want to make the switch to an excellent all-electric saloon, then the Model S is for you.