The LAPD is looking for a quicker electric car with more range. The Model S definitely fits the bill.
Tesla Model S P85d
The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D did so well in Consumer Reports' test that the EV actually broke the ratings system. It was the highest-rated car CR has ever tested.
Consumer Reports takes its Model S to the test track and finds the car is amazing, just not quite as quick as Tesla promised.
Regular Car Reviews takes a drive in someone's Tesla Model S P85 to experience the EV's power for the first time in this wonderfully vulgar video.
While at the shop to install a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensor, an unscrupulous technician tried to take a Tesla Model S P85D for a joyride. However, some preventative moves by the owner foiled the plan, and the dash cam recorded it all.
One has James Bond Mode, Insane Mode, Creep Mode, and, yes, Insane Creep Mode. The other has 707 horsepower and is a heck of a lot cheaper. But which one is the bigger American badass?
The 2015 AAA Green Car Guide is back to rank the vehicles in the segment. The organization gave the top spot to the Tesla Model S once again, but named the Nissan Versa SV the best buy.
The Energica Ego electric motorcycle from Italy has just finished jumping through all the NHTSA and EPA hoops necessary to make it available to US consumers. It has also just faced down a handful of high-performance competitors in an informal set of drag races. You can see how well it stacks up against some formidable performers in the following video.
New video answers gripping question of which is quicker off the line on a frozen lake – a Tesla Model S P85D, or a snowmobile.
If the original Model S proved that electric cars can be class-leading, the P85D hammers home that point with class-demolishing specs. We test out "Insane Mode" and discuss the over-the-air updates that will keep the improvements coming for the Model S in this episode of Translogic.
An over-the-air software upgrade for the Tesla Model S P85D sheds a tenth of a second off the model's already-quick acceleration to 60 mph. The single-motor P85 also get the improvement but with less significant improvements to the sprint.
Watch how Tesla P85D drivers puts smiles on faces and turn the air blue using only their right foot and a clear bit of road. In both safe-for-work, and not-safe-for-work flavors.
During a drag-race event in Florida, the Tesla Model S P85D ran the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 114.6 miles per hour, the new mark for BEVs at the drag strip. Proving its pace, it ran three more times in 11.69, 11.72 and 11.76 seconds. During its record run it faced off against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but things didn't go so well for the Hellcat driver that day.
This isn't your average "Watch my female passenger go nuts over speed!" video. But the Tesla Model S P85D isn't the average car - electric or otherwise - and it's no less fun watching yet another newbie discover the power of the phrase, "Instant torque."
The Tesla Model S P85D shows its stuff at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with a beautiful, crimson paint job and carbon fiber touches. Packing 691 horsepower, the electric sport sedan can hit 60 in 3.2 seconds, while cosseting passengers in sporty opulence.
Drag Times has gone and measured the Tesla Model S P85D against... itself. The electric, all-wheel-drive sedan has two modes, Sport and Insane, so Drag Times found a lonely stretch of road, lashed up a Vbox and compared the acceleration in each mode.
The first public owner of a Tesla Model S P85D says the model's autonomous-driving feature that more-or-less allows for the all-electric sedan drive itself hasn't been activated yet. We should all have such troubles.
Tesla wowed the motoring world when it recently unveiled the all-wheel drive, dual-motor D version that added power and range to the already well-regarded Model S. At the same time, the company showed off a new suite of safe-driving tech like a forward-looking camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors to come standard on all models. While the new features might attract some new buyers into the fold, for a few current owners the upgrades aren't coming as a pleasant surprise at all. Some of them are ra