It is pretty hard to find a vehicle that can be compared with 2015 Tesla Model S because it does offer great features and highest level of luxury. Even this is a fact we will compare it with the 2015 Ford Fusion Energi that is one of the best choices for drivers that are looking for a way to reduce fuel bill.
The 2015 Tesla Model S, a full-sized electric 5-door sedan will be a carryover of a previous version. It comes with three electric motor options: base engine developing 302 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, more powerful unit with 362 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque and performance oriented version with up to 416 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. It is a RWD electric vehicle that also has two lithium-ion battery options: 60 kWh and the 85 kWh version. Tesla’s motor has only one moving piece, the rotor. That results in superb acceleration of 5.4 seconds from 0 to 60 (4.2 seconds with Performance battery).
2015 Tesla Model S
Tesla S has a very futuristic look with its laid back headlights, big grille and front-end fascia. It has a remarkable all-glass panoramic roof made from lightweight safety glass that gives comfort to the passengers in all weather conditions. Its interior is also very sharp with humongous 17-inch touch-screen that’s giving the access to many features like: internet, HD radio, car controls, energy consumption controls, navigation, camera, smartphone apps etc.
With 85 kWh battery, Model S can go up to 300 miles without a recharge and it takes much less to charge than its competitors do, according to EPA this range is about 275 miles. Prices are somewhat high, but it will be worth it after a while. The cheapest option, 60 kWh battery Model S costs from $62.400, 85 kWh models price starts at $72.400 and go up to more than $100.000 for the Performance version.
Ford Fusion Energi is a mid-sized 4-door sedan plug-in hybrid. It is a part of Fusion’s second generation and its 2015 model will be a carryover. It has a 2.0L I4 engine and electric motor that deliver up to 195 hp (145 KW) and 7.6 kW lithium-ion battery. It comes in two trim levels: Fusion Energi SE and Fusion Energi Titanium.
2015 Ford Fusion Energi
As it will be a carryover, 2015 Ford Fusion Energi will not differ in comparison to its predecessor. Its exterior is upscale as it is and does not require a facelift for the time being. Wide grille with corresponding front end fascia and nice compact headlights look marvelous and form a shape that sweeps over the roofline and finishes with big tail-lights. Fusion Energi has luxurious and smart interior made of state-of-the-art materials. It has a dual LCD next-gen smart gauge that provides real-time information to help improve efficiency. There are many more features, including rear view camera, steering wheel with cruise control and redundant audio controls, EV button, ambient lighting (standard with Titanium) etc.
It will be able to go a total of 620 miles and will have about 21 mile all-electric range. Fuel efficiency stands at 108/92 mpg which is excellent for a strong hybrid that Fusion Energi is. Prices start at $34,700 for SE model and at $36,500 for Titanium trim.
2015 Tesla Model S Vs 2015 Ford Fusion Energi
2015 Tesla Model S is something special and can’t be compared to anything because it is all-electric car that can run much more than any other but also costs a lot more. 2015 Ford Fusion Energi is a gas-electric hybrid on the other hand, has solid fuel efficiency with power to match and costs up to three times less than Tesla S.