The latest in top-tier American-made electric automobiles is the Tesla S 70D, available in Warm Silver, Ocean Blue, and Obsidian Black. The “D” is for dual-motor all-wheel drive, maximum output is 514-horsepower, and it has a top speed of 140 mph. 70Kwh is the rating of the battery pack and it has a 240 mile range at 65 mph. The emission-free sedan can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5.2-seconds and the sticker price will start at approximately $75,000,
The price of the new Tesla S 70D is $3,900 greater than the discontinued S60 but will include all-wheel drive, a longer range of travel, a navigation system, a blind spot monitoring system, various autonomous driver settings, and automatic keyless entry. Ownership of the S 70D also gets you unlimited access to Tesla’s nationwide network of supercharging stations. These stations allow for quick battery refills on long road trips. This was a $2,000 option with the S60.
After tax credits are taken into account (if you qualify) the total cost of the S 70D will level out at approximately $60,000, which should make it a strong competitor with the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E Class.