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What It’s Like Ditching A $19,000 Compact Car For A $100,000 Electric Rocketcar From The Future, The Tesla S

I spent most of last week in a 2011 Ford Focus.
My wife and I had rented it for our vacation in California.
The average price paid for a Focus is $17,000 to $22,000, and it’s a nice little car: probably not ugly in the right color (our rental was a disastrous sea-foam green), not slow in a passing lane, and not clunky to steer up a winding mountain road.
But as decent as that Focus was, there is no comparing it to the car I got to glide around Palo Alto for a quarter of an hour last Friday: a $100,000+ Tesla Model S.
The most notable thing about the Tesla S is that it is an electric car, which you can charge in your garage and drive 300 miles at a time.
But what I will remember best about the Tesla S is how solidly it shoved me into the back of my seat dashing from 0 to 60 in about 4.5 seconds – and how it did this in near total electronic silence, a sound that felt imported from the future.
Correction: An earlier version of this post said you could get 400 miles per charge. You can only get 300.

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