Tesla Model S

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Seems the 85 kWh performance model is quite a hot rod. But my what a price tag. I still think it is infinitely cool, though. 0-60mph 4.2 1/4 mile 12.6 top speed 130 mph (kind of weak here) Peak hp 416 Peak tq 443 lb-ft Range 265 Miles Battery warranty 8 yrs/unlimited mi As with all electrics, the battery replacement is going to hit someone in the arse at some point past warranty. And the battery is apparently 1/5 the cost of the car.
 

JHZR2

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Instant torque is nice. I got a ride in a Shelby cobra ev recently, it was fun. Folks who buy tesla a don't worry about battery replacement. And the cooler the battery is kept, and the gentler the car is run, the longer the battery will last.
 
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Will you leave BITOG if you don't have to change oil?? With an 8-year battery warranty...you're good for a while, and the chances are you can eek a few more years out of it with reduced range.
 
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They are very awesome cars, a 400 mile range version is coming out in a few years. I'd buy one over a 7 series, maybe not an S or A8 though. As far as reliability an 8 year old 100k mile S8 can't be much cheaper to keep going. In theory electric cars are fairly simple.
 

Y_K

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I can easily put 100k per year in towncar service, but they may refuse to cover commercial application though.
 
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