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Tesla Model S (2013-) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Available new
  • Electric
Expert review

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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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

May 2017

Released

November 2013

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  3. 84%
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