The Model S is more than a familiar face at this point. The early concept version rolled out way back in 2009, while the production car first hit the road in 2012. Since then, other than a little nip and tuck in 2016, the car has remained visually unchanged. That's a long time for any car to stand still, but in the luxury sedan market, where the prevalence of short-term leases reflects the constant desire for something fresh, seven years is an absolute eternity.But you know what they say about judging a book by its cover. The 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range you see here rolled into my life with some significant changes under the familiar skin, including new suspension, a new motor and all sorts of wonderful new software updates to bring it all together. The net result is a car with an amazing 370 miles of range, but that's just the beginning. What's newThe hallmark feature of the new Tesla Model S Long Range is, of course, its range. 370 miles puts it well ahead of the competition, going … [Read more...] about 2019 Tesla Model S review: Familiar, yet oh so much better
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Audi has been very eager to show off its first series-produced electric car, the 2019 E-Tron. We’ve already thrashed a prototype across Namibia, and driven an international-spec version in Dubai. But those weren’t exactly everyday conditions, and the vehicles differed in key ways from what U.S. customers get. To get a better idea of how the E-Tron works in the real world, Audi invited us to drive it from California’s Napa Valley to Lake Tahoe, with a stop along the way in Sacramento to recharge. The car we drove was identical the ones U.S. customers can buy. Pricing starts at $75,795 for the base Premium Plus trim level, rising to $82,795 for the Prestige trim level (both prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge). The E-Tron qualifies for the $7,500 federal electric-car tax credit, and likely will for some time. Since Audi is just starting to sell electric cars, it’s nowhere near the 200,000-unit mark that triggers a phase out of the credit. The E-Tron … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi E-Tron U.S. spec first drive review
Overall driving range is perhaps the biggest talking point of any new electric car. Yet it won't be the key reason to buy a 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC when it arrives in the US next year. Instead, Mercedes is focusing on what it does best: making cars that genuinely feel more premium than everything else in the class. Oh, sure, the EQC will still be plenty competitive in terms of its power and range. But what sets it apart from the Jaguars and Teslas of the world is just how lovely it feels from behind the wheel. Stylish, but not a standout Like the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X with which it'll most closely compete, the Mercedes EQC is a curvaceous SUV that straddles the line between compact and midsize proportions. It rides on the same 113.1-inch wheelbase as the compact GLC-Class crossover, but it's a little longer overall, and doesn't stand quite as tall. For better or worse, the EQC doesn't immediately stand out as a brand-new or electrified Mercedes-Benz offering. … [Read more...] about 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC first drive: Luxury first, range second
caption Jaguar I-Pace. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Jaguar‘s electric crossover SUV, the I-Pace, was named the best car of 2019 by the World Car Awards. The I-Pace was released in 2018 and is Jaguar’s first, fully-electric vehicle. While luxury rivals like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW plan to release electric SUVs in the coming years, Jaguar’s closest competitor to the I-Pace at the moment is Tesla‘s Model X, though the Model X is larger and seats more people than the I-Pace. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Jaguar’s electric crossover SUV, the I-Pace, was named the best car of 2019 by the World Car Awards. The I-Pace was released in 2018 and is Jaguar’s first, fully-electric vehicle. It starts at $69,500 before federal and state incentives for electric-vehicle customers. Read more: We drove an $87,000 Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV to see if it can take on Tesla, Mercedes, and … [Read more...] about Jaguar’s electric I-Pace SUV was just named the best car of 2019 — here’s how it stacks up against Tesla’s Model X
caption The Jaguar I-PACE. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider I’ve driven the Tesla Model 3 sedan, the Jaguar I-PACE compact crossover, and the Tesla Model X three-row SUV. The vehicles vary quite a bit in capabilities, appointments, and price. But in the end, I think the Tesla Model 3 is the best car. This is going to be a slightly unusual comparison, but it isn’t my fault. As I’ve noted before, Tesla has a segmentation problem. Here at Business Insider, when we want to match up compact crossover SUVs, we can find two similar vehicles from different brands. But when it comes to all-electric cars, it’s a different story. The Tesla Model 3, for example, could take on the Chevy Bolt – and I have compared the vehicles. But the Bolt is the only true long-range EV on the market for under $40,000. Tesla isn’t yet making the $35,000 version of the Model 3, so you have to point out that the available Model 3 is a … [Read more...] about We drove an $87,000 Jaguar I-PACE to see how it compares to a $57,500 Tesla Model 3 and a $150,000 Model X. Here’s the verdict.