This book presents objective data, financial analysis, and subjective impressions arising from an intensive road test of the Tesla Model S electric car undertaken in the UK in November 2014. The test was designed to replicate the mix of long-distance business trips and frequent shorter journeys which the authors make day-to-day. The aim of the test is to determine whether the Tesla Model S, the world’s first electric car technically capable of making a long journey on a single battery charge, is practically usable for all trip types in real world UK conditions.
The book covers features a detailed analysis of how the car, and the electricity charging infrastructure from which it drew power, performed in real world conditions, under real UK road, traffic and weather conditions.
It also includes a chapter giving an overview of the financial and tax incentives available to support EV ownership in the UK, including a like-for-like comparison with a conventionally-powered car of similar performance over a three year / 45,000 mile period.