A Tesla Test Drive: Does the Model S Live Up to the Hype?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

In 2013, Tesla's Model S accumulated an exhaustive list of accolades, including safest car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Motor Trend "Car of the Year", "Automobile of the Year" by Automobile Magazine, and a 99 out of 100 possible points from Consumer Reports. After such an incredible year for Tesla's Model S, the car has moved to fifth place in Consumer Reports' most recent brand perception survey, up from eleven last year.

While the car certainly sounds nice when you read about it, driving it yourself is the ultimate test. With that in mind, Fool contributor Daniel Sparks headed over to Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., to take a Model S for a spin in the Golden State.

In the video below Daniel and industrials bureau chief Blake Bos discuss the test drive.

Could this be 2014's best investment?
There's a huge difference between a good stock and a stock that can make you rich. The Motley Fool's chief investment officer has selected his No. 1 stock for 2014, and it's one of those stocks that could make you rich. You can find out which stock it is in the special free report "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2014." Just click here to access the report and find out the name of this under-the-radar company.

The article A Tesla Test Drive: Does the Model S Live Up to the Hype? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Blake Bos has no position in any stocks mentioned. Daniel Sparks owns shares of Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool recommends Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool owns shares of Tesla Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2014 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading