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author photo by Jabari Jones August 2016

You won't find anything out there like the 2016 Tesla Model S, but that doesn't mean it won't have a rival soon. This is the rare car that could start a revolution. That said, the Model S is more than drivable -- and it's available right now. We have five reasons why the Tesla Model S has brought the future to the here and now.

One-Pedal Driving

If you've driven an electric car, you might know about this feature already. Of course, you press the throttle to accelerate, but in this car, you brake simply by lifting off the throttle. The technology works well in stop-and-go city driving, making things much easier than going back and forth between the gas and the brake.

Goodbye to Gasoline

Most of us can't really fathom the thought of never going to a gas station again. Well, the Model S makes that possible. Even the smallest-range Model S trim level still covers roughly 200 miles between charges. All you have to do is plug it in before bedtime and you're ready to go the next morning. More and more cities have free parking spaces with charging facilities, making it easy to power up.

Electric Styling

The Tesla design team really knocked the Model S out of the park. Audi would certainly be proud of the Tesla's aluminum body. The Model S's upscale, cutting-edge look will make you proud to walk up to it -- and when you get in, the car's door handle even pops out to greet you.

Instant Torque

One great aspect of electric power is that maximum torque is available virtually from a standstill. That means some mighty thrust pushes this large luxury sedan from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 5 seconds. That power is also pretty steady at the upper end when passing on the freeway. We really enjoyed our test car, which was decked out in the range-topping P85D trim and gets to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Put simply, it gets the job done.

Intelligent Interior

There aren't many dashboards that look and act like an oversized iPad, but the Model S's does. It's simultaneously high-tech and very user-friendly. The software updates automatically -- and once you experience cooling or preheating your cabin before you take off, you might not be able to live without it.

Autotrader Says

With performance, top technology and great looks, the 2016 Tesla Model S is a true luxury car ready to compete with the best. The fact that it has zero emissions and runs on electricity is just the icing on the cake. Take a good look at the Model S: You just might be staring at the future of driving.

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