Over the first three years of driving my 2013 Tesla Model S, there wasn’t a single time when I looked at another car and said, “You know, I’d really rather be driving that car than this one.”
Not once. The Tesla’s combination of performance, style, economy, technology, plus the addictive allure of electric acceleration, made it—to my mind—the perfect car.
Then, last year, with my car in for service, I drove a 2016 Tesla Model S 90D loaner for a couple of days
Wow: better acceleration. Better handling. All-wheel drive. Long range (46 more miles). Better efficiency (15 percent, according to the EPA, though I didn’t see that on the road.)