2012 Tesla Model S Charging

Tesla's electric Model S combines unprecedented driving range and quick charging times. Thanks to the many different plug adapters, you have flexibility over how quickly the Model S can charge.  Standard Level 1 charging at home can take up to 12 hours, while a special 240v plug can return up to 30 miles per hour of charging, eliminating the need to install a costly Level 2 home charging unit. With advanced technology comes issues, however. Cars.com Reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at some of the grievances that bothered him like the unique door handles, obnoxious seat-bottom weight sensors and charging port door.

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2012 Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is an all-new, all-electric family car available to the mainstream market. With a starting price just over $57,000, the Model S brings attractive styling, impressive driving dynamics and up to 300 miles of pure electric driving. Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the outrageously quick Model S and explains some of the high-tech quirks and why he thinks key improvements need to be made to make this a true American family car.





Was Quick-Charging Worth the Wait?
Fast-charging stations, which feature a direct-current, 480-volt charging port, were supposed to eliminate long charging times for electric vehicles. The charger is said to "fill up" an EV's battery to 80% capacity in less than 30 minutes, according to Nissan. We equipped our 2011 Nissan Leaf with a dedicated quick-charge port, but until recently we haven't had a chance to test one out. Finally, there are a few in the Chicago area, but does the dream of quick-charging hold up to our real-world tests?





2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT
Aimed at younger buyers, the Mitsubishi Lancer GT offers features like a premium aftermarket stereo, leather seats and aggressive styling matched by sporty driving dynamics. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says the Lancer GT's subpar fuel economy and hard ride quality may sway buyers toward more updated, fuel-efficient competitors in the compact sedan class.





2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport
Lexus is back in the sport coupe game with the RC. Between the base and the highest-performance models is the RC 350 F Sport, which is the base RC 350 with the F Sport Package. We'll help you decide which of the three versions might be right for you.




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