https://reveldrive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2015_Tesla_Model_S_60_hatchback_25658214562.jpg 788 1500 admin https://reveldrive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Revel-Logo-with-Covid-Safe-badge-1-300x62.png admin2012-01-14 13:13:532020-04-23 00:59:30What's the main differences between a Tesla and another high-end car?
Three things distinguish a Tesla from other high performance cars:
- The pace of acceleration from 20-60 mph has few peers, and this is probably the most usable window of speed in the Sydney Area for a performance car.
- Because it’s silent. You “could” ( we don’t) shoot down a street without drawing glares from people on the paths.
- There’s just something about the electric drivetrain thats different to other prestigious cars.
- The car is a head-turner. People are always taking pictures of it; I once walked back to where it was parked and there were three Private School Boys (Shore) taking selfies using it as a backdrop. Almost every day, people give me a “thumbs up” or shout “I love your car!” We hear the same questions repeatedly, and predictably.
- “Is it… all electric??” This is the one that always makes me smile. People simply cannot believe that there isn’t a petrol based engine in there somewhere; with many car companies building serial hybrids like the Lexus and the BMW i3 and calling them “electric vehicles,” I can see why there is confusion. So I point out that there is no exhaust pipe on my car. And then add, “No tune-ups. No oil changes. No smog inspections. No fuel pump or transmission to wear out.” “No transmission! What do you mean, no transmission?”
- It’s very low; you ride about six inches away from the concrete road, which makes it feel even faster, like riding a go-kart.