Nikki and Mark were lucky enough to have a Model S on loan for three days last week. You can view their QuickCharge videos on the Model S which goes into their initial views of the Model S after having just got behind the wheel.
A full review of the car, known as a ChargedUp episode, is in the pipeline.
But what is it like going from a car like the Model S back to a car like the Nissan Leaf? This question led Mark and Nikki to record an impromptu video they’re calling Charge Remaining.
Obviously battery size is discussed – but not so much in the sense of how far it allows the car to travel. The larger battery size allows for more comfort and less thought. Putting on the heating doesn’t require a mental calculation about range reduction. Driving faster isn’t a balancing act between reaching your destination or not.
Other aspects discussed include the space above the head in the Leaf compared to the Model S, the lightness of the steering and how the Model S’s dash compares to that of the Leaf.
One point that both Nikki and Mark agree on when it comes to the Model S is how much it points to the future of electric cars. The Model E (Tesla’s ‘affordable’ car) and offerings from other manufacturers have to take what the Model S has shown them is possible and adapt that into a cheaper package.
Do you think the Model S points the way for future cars? Do you need the full range and power of the Model S? Are you a current EV driver just waiting for the Model E or are you quite happy staying with the brand you own? Let us know below:
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