For The Model S offers staggering performance and an impressive range for an electric car. It’s practical, too, with seats for up to seven.
Against Its sheer size may make it difficult to drive on some UK roads and it’s still not quite as useable as a conventionally powered alternative.
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The Tesla Model S is a ground-breaking electric car that's both desirable and capable. If it fits into your lifestyle, it’s a superb choice.
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There are 5 Tesla Model S versions available
Target Price team says:
There are three Tesla S models. Cheapest is the 60 (with a 60kWh battery), which has 302bhp and a range of 240 miles. Next up is the 85, which has 362bhp and can do 312 miles on a single charge. At the top of the pile is the 85 Performance, which has the same 312-mile range but produces 416bhp for blistering acceleration.
Go for the Model S 85 Performance and you can add an optional Performance Plus package, which includes upgraded suspension and tyres to improve the handling.
85 and 85 Performance models come with a Supercharging connector for ultra-fast charging (you can add this to the 60 version if you pay extra).
Another option worth considering is the pre-paid servicing plan. This covers the cost of all routine servicing for four years, and includes replacement brake pads and windscreen wipers, 24-hour roadside assistance and remote diagnostics.