Best Tesla Model
Updated: Oct 27, 2022
What is Tesla?
Tesla is an electric vehicle (EV) maker located in Palo Alto, California. Its goal is to produce electric cars that are either premium or affordable for everyday consumers. The company is run by CEO and founder Elon Musk.
Outside of EVs, Tesla is also exploring a wider ecosystem, offering a number of other solutions that leverage its experiences in battery power, such as solar panels and power storage.
Top three electric cars in the United States so far in 2022:
1. Tesla Model Y:
The Tesla Model Y fills the space between the Model 3 and the Model X, as a compact SUV. It will seat five, offers plenty of space, but will really appeal to those looking for something more affordable than the Model X.
The compact SUV segment is the biggest selling at the moment, so it's a key target for Tesla. Tesla originally suggested four models would be available, but currently offers two specifications:
1. Model Y Long Range: AWD, 318 miles, 0-60mph in 4.8s
2 .Model Y Performance: AWD, 303 miles, 0-60mph in 3.5s
However, it appears that there will be a Standard Range coming back in the future - Tesla has a reconfigured model currently only being offered to Tesla employees.
2. Tesla Model 3
The Model 3 launched in the US in 2016 as the affordable alternative to the Model S, with prices having dropped to make it the most affordable Tesla. The Model 3 has been hugely successful and is the most common Tesla you'll see on the roads.
A four-door sedan, the Model 3 launched with a range of options, but that's been refined to just three that are currently available. Ranges are based on combined figures. Autopilot is standard, but the full self-driving upgrade is $12,000/£6,800.
1. Model 3: RWD, 267 miles, 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds
2. Model 3 Long Range: AWD, 334 miles, 0-60mph in 4.2s
3. Performance: AWD, 315 miles, 0-60mph in 3.1s
3. Tesla Model S
The Model S is very much an executive saloon, with similar long and low design lines as you might find on a Jaguar.
The Model S originally launched in 2012 and helped to put Tesla on the map as an automaker. Tesla has continued updating the Model S since its release, and there are currently two version: Model S and Plaid. The Long Range, Standard and Performance model names have also been recently used.
While some earlier editions of the Model S offered rear-wheel drive, all the latest Model S models operate in all-wheel drive (AWD). The latest addition - and new flagship - is the Plaid model, offering sub-1.9s 0-60mph - with the Plaid model offering tri-motor propulsion (over the Model S's dual-motor).
All models offer Autopilot as standard - which brings a range of driver assistance - but there's the option for the full self-driving upgrade at $12,000 (£6,800), which adds navigation to Autopilot, self-parking, Summon, traffic light and stop sign control (you'll still need to be in control of the car at all times). Forthcoming is autosteer on city streets and Enhanced
Summon - where your parked car will come find you in a car park.
1.Long Range: AWD, 375 miles, 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds
2.Plaid: AWD, 348 miles, 0-60mph in 1.99s
Other Tesla Model that belongs to the most popular electric vehicle this year:
Tesla Model X
Tesla's Model X is the "soccer mom's" answer to the electric car. It's an SUV-style EV capable of seating seven people, but owes a lot of its design to the original Model S, especially with that interior display.
It uniquely features rear Falcon Wing doors (think the Delorean in Back to the Future) that, along with the huge touchscreen inside, will make all your kids think you bought a car from the future. There are two models, but three different seating configurations - you can choose 5 (included), 6 ($6,500 extra), or 7 ($3,500 extra). Autopilot is included, the full self-driving upgrade option is $12,000/£6,800.
1.Model X: AWD, 329 miles, 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds
2.Model X Plaid: AWD, 311 miles, 0-62mph in 2.5s
For 2022 Tesla Model y tops the list of the Best Electric Vehicle based on several categories: drivability, charging speed, versatility, and overall excellence. Another key benefit is the over-the air-updates that “outstrip the mere potential of other models that can be upgraded after delivery. Model y is built to evolve and it has the roominess of a mainstream SUV.