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Tesla Model S - Best electric cars

Tesla's Model S shows little signs of ageing with outstanding range and practicality

  • Price £77,980-£92,980
  • Range 367-379 miles
  • Charging time: 6h (16.5kW wallbox), 38 min (10-80%, 200kW)
  • Rating: 4.5/5

The Model S was arguably the first all-electric car that you could easily use in place of a combustion-engined equivalent when it launched eight years ago. Today, it’s still one of the best EVs around. 

The 2020 line-up comprises two high-end, ultra long-range models. But if you’re a potential Mercedes S-Class or Porsche Panamera buyer, then the Model S stands out as the electric alternative. 

It’s much larger than the Model 3 and is hugely practical, with up to 804 litres of boot space and optional rear-facing child seats, turning it into a seven-seater. The battery and motor technology is what really makes the Model S stand out. With an enormous 100kWh cell, the Model S Long Range is capable of 379 miles on a charge, and is backed up by Tesla’s 150kW Supercharger network.

Best electric cars to buy 2020

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Kia e-Niro
  3. Jaguar I-Pace
  4. Kia Soul EV
  5. Hyundai Kona Electric
  6. Renault Zoe
  7. Polestar 2
  8. Tesla Model S
  9. Peugeot e-208
  10. Mercedes EQC

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