The Tesla Model S is officially here, and everybody seems to love it. So far, no problems have been reported, but then again it’s too soon to judge the car on its reliability. However, taking into account the simplicity of the drive system, the manufacturing techniques which Tesla have shown us in a their four official videos, we genuinely expect it to be durable.

Another thing that seems to impress people is the sheer power of the electric drivetrain which can push the Performance version to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, as well as its flat cornering capability. It also seems to be very quiet, as the conversations in the car can be heard, even while driving on the highway at 100 km/h (62 mph) or more, as there is little wind buffeting and tire noise – refinement being a very important aspect of any car which wants to be luxurious.

We will have to wait a few more months in order to assure ourselves that the car is durable and reliable, but aside from that, we cannot fault the Model S, and we think it is a great addition to the automotive world as a whole, because it embodies some great philosophies translated into a very competent overall package.

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By Andrei Nedelea