Lately we’ve seen the instantaneous rise of the electric vehicle (EV); popularity brought forward by supercars such as the Mclaren P1 and Laferrari. American grown company Tesla, has refined the EV, bringing all-electric, huge power and huge driving range to a pretty standard looking car.
Since its release, the Tesla Model S has impressed the motoring world, despite being electric; it is undoubtedly fast and costing essentially nothing to run is pleasing the green activists.
OK, it’s electric, it’s economically friendly, but what about consumer value for money, does it actually pay off to buy a Tesla compared to the likes of its direct competitor in terms of power and practicality? Well our friends over at Motor Trend have answered that question; they’ve pitted the Tesla Model S P85D against the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
The video here starts at the beginning with everything explained; however, you can skip to 12:41 to watch the outcome.
I know someone who is hyped over Tesla, but the buying guide within the video proves that you are better off buying the fossil burner after 5 years of ownership. Due to how new Tesla is, we can’t directly comment on resale, but with the ongoing advancement in battery technology, I’m sure prices will fall in a similar fashion to a standard car.