The environment. It is something that needs to be protected if we are all going to survive in the future. Most car companies have realised this, so recently cars such as the Nissan Leaf are electric. Most of them have been rubbish so far. They were not fast, not good looking and not anything you would actually want in a car. But finally an electric car that you would actually want is here in Australia.
Tesla is an American company that you might have heard of before. They made the Tesla Roadster, which was a very good debut for a car company. You may also have heard of the Tesla coil as well, which was created by Nikola Tesla, transforms electricity and has almost nothing to do with what we are talking about. But what we are interested in is their new model. The Tesla Model S.
What ever you do now, do not turn off your computer and jump to conclusions! Yes I may hear you saying oh its electric, oh it’s never going to work and other various things talking about its nationality. Well let’s jump into this so I can convince you not to turn off your computer.
First of all, this is definitely one of the most exciting cars to look at. It has door handles that present themselves to you every time you walk near the car with the key and they are made of chrome. The wheel spokes look like long knives owned by a ninja. It has a streamlined look and instead of a grill it has a black thing with Chrome lines on it. Its futuristic look leads me to the interior. It doesn’t just look futuristic from the outside it is futuristic.
Step inside and the first thing you will notice is the massive screen that replaces the dashboard on other cars. It’s not just for things about the car. You can actually surf the web on it so you have quite literally a computer on wheels. If you want info about the car you look where the speedometer would normally be. Instead there is information about your range and also has cool telemetry. All cool is all I need right now. The tech doesn’t end there. The car can be updated in the same way a computer is updated. All you have to do is press a button and it’s done. That makes a Formula One Car sound like a 1980’s cell phone. #No-offence-to-people-born-before-1990.
The interior isn’t all tech too. Because it has no engine or gearbox there is more space. This car can already fit 5 people in before you walk round to the boot, which is massive and there are two small racing seats facing backwards. Then you walk round to the front and there is a boot in the front too. This car uses the space brilliantly. And the leather in the Model S, is actually leather. The interior doesn’t feel cheap like other American cars and you might actually want one unlike other American cars.
Now onto the electric motor. Most electric cars drive just about 5 metres before they stop and you have to charge it forever. The Tesla can do an astonishing 502 kilometres on one charge! And that’s not all… The Model S is crazy fast! The Top of The range P85+ has 310KW and a face bending 600 NM of torque and what’s even more amazing is that the torque is there from 0 kph upwards getting this car from 0-100kph in 3.9 seconds. That’s enough to scare super cars. Tesla say this car will match the performance of the BMW M5 and other cars like the Merc S63. Well I think it can match almost anything!
So this car looks to me like one of the best cars ever to hit the roads. Also, message for Range Rover: they have an SUV coming… And Caterham too: Tesla are going to make another roadster that will do 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds. So Tesla are advancing as we speak. As for its price: $101.408 to $200.602. Ouch. Is it worth it? Your choice.