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Why the Tesla S May Be a Game-Changer

After spending 8 hours driving the EV from Washington, D.C. to Boston, I am convinced that this car is proof a solely electric car can and ultimately will gain acceptance by American drivers, and not just for those looking for a second car just to run errands around the neighborhood.
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So here’s what I liked and didn’t like about the Model S.

Giddy Up! Power, Agility and a Smooth Ride

From the moment I got into the Model S, I loved the feel behind the wheel. It has excellent handling, agility, and a responsiveness that will put a smile on your face.

(Read More: Behind the Wheel, Putting the Tesla to the Test.)

Admittedly, I did not put the Model S through a slalom obstacle course on a test track. Who cares. Neither will 99 percent of the people who buy it. What those people will find while driving is impressive, especially when you hit the gas. The acceleration kicks in thanks to the instant torque and when you want to get up and go, trust me you will.

Welcome To The Cockpit of The Future

The large center stack screen looks like a large iPod. While I loved the constant feedback it provided me in terms of battery life, navigation and entertainment I found it a little overwhelming.

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