We’ve all seen those clunky and slow electric cars. They can’t compete with their gas guzzling brothers, and their non-committal hybrid sisters have taken the spotlight for a long time. However, the Tesla Model S may be in prime condition to change your mind on lean green machines. With rising awareness in the U.S.A. around global warming and the contribution that gas burning cars make to pollution, it certainly seems like the right time for Tesla to step up to the plate.
The Model S has already gotten a plethora of positive reviews, including one from Matt Inman, (AKA The Oatmeal, whose creations include the website of similar name as well as other online comics). He combines irreverence for childhood memories with doting when describing his experience with the Tesla. One thing’s for sure, that Ferrari is going to need a lot of counseling.
Mr. Inman doesn’t just comment on the Model S sexual appeal to fictional characters. He also takes the time out to let us know that Consumer Reports 99 of 100 possible stars is nowhere near enough, adding a few extras descriptors to the batch. While it’s been reported that this may be “fueled” by a personal interest in fundraising for a Tesla Museum, Inman is not alone in his love for the Model S.
The Tesla Model S can use the positive publicity, too. As reported on in more detail in a related Inquisitr article, the Model S has a bit of a sordid past that includes a viral video of a battery fire back in 2013, which caused a drop in stock prices at the time. While no investigations linked to the car design being dangerous, the social stigma may still haunt Tesla for some time.
Yet, with an increasingly affordable price tag ranging from $61,000 to $93,000 and such positive consumer feedback, the Tesla Model S may have new legs to stand on. Tesla has even gone so far as to add free charging stations for their higher watt models (with the same option available for lower watt cars for an extra charge) across the U.S. and plans to have a very complicated network of supercharge stations available by 2015.
Overall, being able to make 0-60 in 5.9 seconds on even its lowest model, and a max speed that reaches the standard 120 for commercially sold cars, the Tesla Model S is maneuvering itself into position. It’s yet to be seen if it really will be the car of the future. With growing concern over the state of the world’s ecosystem, at the moment it looks like the best option for growing green available on today’s market.
— Carscoops (@Carscoop) May 12, 2014
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) May 15, 2014
Header pic in thanks to Bloomberg.