TodaySeptember 20, 2021

2014 Tesla Model S specialist Gary Calderon

Tesla Model S, Models S Performance, Models S Performance Plus

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist, walked around the 2014 Tesla Model S with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. There are three models; Model S, Models S Performance, Models S Performance Plus.

The Model S uses the 60 kWh battery, has a driving range of 208 miles of pure EV, goes 0-60 in 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 120 mph. The peak motor power for the 2014 Tesla S is 302 hp (225 kW) at 5,000-8,000 rpm with a torque of 317 lb-ft from 0-5,000 rpm. You get an 8-year warranty for the battery or 120,000 miles. Supercharging is optional.

The 2014 Model S performance uses the 85 kWh battery, has a driving range of 265 miles of pure EV, goes 0-60 in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 125 mph. The peak motor power for the 2014 Tesla S Performance is 362 hp (270 kW) at 6,000-9,500 rpm with a torque of 325 lb-ft from 0-5,800 rpm. You get an 8-year warranty for the battery with unlimited mileage. Supercharging is standard.

The 2014 Model S performance plus uses the 85 kWh battery, has a driving range of 265 miles of pure EV, goes 0-60 in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. The peak motor power for the 2014 Tesla S Performance is 416 hp (310 kW) at 5,000-8,600 rpm with a torque of 443 lb-ft 0-5,100 rpm. You get an 8-year warranty for the battery with unlimited mileage. Supercharging is standard.

Calderon introduces us to the Tesla S starting with the key fob. The key fob opens the trunk, the front, and the doors all with a click on the fob. The doors are flush with the body of the car for maximum aerodynamics. The drive will follow shortly.

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.