The 2014 Tesla Model S is still the world's best and most desirable electric car, the only one that's a practical--if somewhat futuristic--competitor to German luxury sedans that include the Audi A6 and A8, BMW 5-Series and 7-Series, and Mercedes E-Class and all-new S-Class.
But Tesla's customers will more likely be looking at the BMW i3 electric car (with or without its optional gasoline range extender), the range-extended electric Chevy Volt, or the new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid.
But every other battery-electric car has a range half that of the Tesla, or less, and the rest burn gasoline at least some of the time.
No other car offers precisely the mix of characteristics that Tesla does, which is why it's done so well and remains a status symbol and a look into the future, all at the same time.
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