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Tesla’s Model S App is 9to5Mac’s best iPhone Application of 2013

There have been a lot of important apps released for iOS (and Mac) this year. As you can imagine, we’ve covered many of the big ones. But for me, nothing has been a bigger game changer than Tesla’s Model S App. I’m sure many folks will pooh-pooh the idea that an app that is for 30,000 or so households should even get mainstream coverage. But bear with me here. The company has revolutionized the ways in which cars interact with smartphones and these advancements will trickle into more car/apps over the coming years..

For those out of the loop, the Tesla Model S is a fully electric car that can seat up to 7 people, propel them from 0-60 in about 4 seconds and has a battery range of about 250-300 miles fully decked out. It has the lowest coefficient of drag of any mass produced car, has gained the best safety rating ever from the NHTSA and has more interior storage space than many minivans and SUVs.

Many have compared its disruptive nature and its charismatic CEO Elon Musk to Apple and Steve Jobs.

I plunked down for mine at the end of last year which is also eligible for $7500 US Federal Tax credit. Since then, the base model price and configurations have changed, but at the time it seemed like a good price on a great car. TL;DR ->It was.

What’s somewhat unique about the Tesla from an app standpoint is that the car itself has a persistent internet connection – through AT&T in the US, and other carriers abroad. That means a lot of things (like built in internet radio, OTA software updates, remote diagnostics, etc) but it is especially important to the Tesla iPhone apphttp://9to5mac.com/2013/12/30/teslas-model-s-app-is-9to5macs-best-iphone-application-of-2013/”>9to5mac.com

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