The 2014 Tesla Model S is still the best electric car, and it remains a futuristic but practical alternative to predictable German or British luxury sedans.
Cars like the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class are nominal competitors, but buyers are equally likely to be looking at the new BMW i3 electric urban car, the Chevy Volt range-extended electric, or even the plainer Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius or Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
The Ford Fusion Energi is stylish and offers a 21-mile rated electric range, at half the price of the Model S, but it still uses gasoline--as does the Volt after its 38 miles.
The Tesla remains unique in the car market, and so far, that has proven highly attractive.
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