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author photo by Colin Ryan September 2015

There's nothing else like the 2015 Tesla Model S, but there probably will be soon. This is one of those products that come along once in a blue moon and start a revolution. But beyond all the theorizing, it's still a car to drive on today's roads. Here are five reasons why the Model S brings the future to the present.

One-Pedal Driving

This is the new concept made possible by electric cars. We all know that pressing the throttle means acceleration, but in the Model S you can brake just by lifting off. In stop-and-go city driving, it's so simple and much less tiring than moving from gas pedal to brake pedal all the time.

Say Goodbye to Gasoline

Imagine never going into a gas station again, never having to stand there while you fill up with fossil fuels. Even the Model S version with the smallest range can still cover 200 miles between charges. Just plug it in at night, and you're good to go the next morning. And plenty of cities have free parking spaces with charging facilities.

Electric Styling

In terms of design, Tesla knocked it out of the park with the Model S. This aluminum-bodied car is something Audi would be proud of; it looks so cutting-edge and upscale. There's a lot of pleasure in having a good-looking car, walking up to it and getting in -- especially when the door handles pop out to greet you.

Instant Torque

One great aspect of electric power is that maximum torque is available virtually from a standstill, which means mighty thrust pushes this large luxury sedan to 60 miles per hour in about 5 seconds. There's also plenty of power at the upper end for overtaking on the freeway. By the way, this range-topping P85D version needs only 3.2 seconds to hit 60 mph.

Intelligent Interior

This dashboard looks and acts like a large iPad. It's high-tech but also simple to use. Software updates happen automatically, and being able to preheat or precool the cabin before setting off is something you'll never want to live without once you've experienced it.

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The 2015 Tesla Model S is a true luxury car -- with looks, performance and technology to rival the best -- that just so happens to run on electricity and has zero emissions. This is what the future of motoring looks like.

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