Fast Science

The Tesla Model S takes the concept of an all-electric performance car out of sci-fi fantasy and onto the street.

No, it’s not just a prop for a Back To The Future remake. The Tesla Model S is a production sports car ready to be mastered by today’s drivers, and has been receiving a cascade of recognition for its achievements, including Motor Trend’s “Car Of The Year” award and a rare 99 out of 100 rating by Consumer Reports. It’s a serious list of accomplishments for any car, nevermind one that runs completely on electricity. Give engine revving a pass for a whisper-quiet ride with performance-car acceleration. The Model S boasts a 265-mile range before recharge, and if that doesn’t get you where you’re going, we recommend you take a plane; Starting at $62,400,