Desert Sun Energy Reporter K Kaufmann test drove a Tesla S at the Clean-Tech Investors Summit in Indian Wells on Wednesday.
The all-electric sedan is built in California and comes with a price tag that starts in the $50,000s. Only about 3,000 were available in 2012, but the company plans to sell up to 20,000 this year. It can reach 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds, which is a huge plus for an electric car.
It has three different battery options. The strongest is the 85-kWh battery, which can get up to 300 miles if someone drives 55 mph. More realistically, at freeway speeds of 65-70 mph, the car will drive about 250 miles before needing plugged in.
Check out MyDesert to see how the test drive went.
You can also visit MyDesert.com or follow @KKaufmann on Twitter for live coverage of the Clean-Tech Investors Summit that continues Thursday.