3 Ways Tesla May Be Driving the Future

The Tesla evolution continued last week with the unveiling of its new and improved Model S: the Dual Motor Model S. According to published reports, the long-awaited follow-up is pretty amazing.

First, this electric car has dual motors, available with either a 60 kWh or an 85 kWh battery. Not only is it more efficient than its predecessor, but according to Tesla, it also “has the most capable road holding and handling of any vehicle ever produced.”

Second, the P85D version can go from 0–60 in 3.2 seconds — and it’s a sedan. Traditionally, that kind of acceleration is reserved for sports cars. For example, it’s now in the same category as some high performance cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Mercedes-Benz E63.

And third, there’s the autopilot. For me, this is the most intriguing (and somewhat unbelievable) aspect. Check out this video to see the autopilot in action. Even while watching, there’s a part of me that’s nervous it’s not going to do what it’s supposed to do.

You can order your Dual Motor Model S today with shipping in December or February, depending on which battery you choose.

What do you think?

**Update 11/19** According to CNN, Tesla’s experiencing some production issues and will deliver fewer Model S vehicles than originally expected.