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Tesla Model S (2013-) review

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  • Large
  • Available new
  • Electric
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The Tesla Model S (2013-) is a luxury performance saloon powered by hi-tech lithium-powered batteries alone. Since launch it has proved popular with buyers, and appears to get around the usual electric car pitfalls of limited range and long charging times. But is the Tesla Model S really a true alternative to the best luxury saloons from heavyweight rivals such as BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz? Read our full review to find out.

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