Why Tesla's New 315-Mile-Range Electric Car Is a Huge Achievement

August 24, 2016 2:52 PM

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Sure, it's 2.5 second 0-to-60 acceleration time is nuts. But what's more important about Tesla's newest car is its groundbreaking range.

When electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) first launched its all-electric Model S in 2012, the maximum driving range on a single charge the company offered was 265 miles. This crushed all previous records for production electric vehicles by a huge margin -- and no other automaker has even c...

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