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2015 Tesla Model S P85D Long-Term Intro: We Embark on Our First-Ever 40,000-Mile Test of an EV

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

It’s too early to know whether Tesla will amount to an entire chapter or a mere footnote in the annals of automotive history, but the company’s Model S will leave a record here at Car and Driver: We’ve embarked on our first full-length long-term test of a battery-electric car. (We previously conducted a four-month test of a 2011 Nissan Leaf.) Over the coming months, a 2015 Tesla Model S P85D will cover 40,000 miles, logged no more than 250 miles at a time between battery charges. Concerns among the staff that the Tesla’s stay would stretch well beyond that of a gas-swilling vehicle have rapidly evaporated, though. Our Model S racked up 5262 miles during its first two months. READ MORE ››

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