Who would have thought back in 2012 when Tesla first released their Performance Model S that 7 years later it would still be considered one of the best electric vehicles on the market. No other auto manufacturer has been able to come close in matching its full package of range, style, luxury, and speed.
Now those superlatives might not come to mind when you think of Tesla’s new Cybertruck, but when you compare the numbers between the two vehicles, the differences are staggering.
When it was first released, the 2012 Model S Performance set you back $92,400USD. Compare that to the 2022 Tri Motor Cybertruck which, if prototype pricing doesn’t change until release, will be 24% cheaper at $69,900USD. And what do you get for that $22,500 in savings, other than a bigger bank account?
Check out the comparison below from Tesla Daily which looks at all the major stats between the two vehicles. Somehow Tesla has been able to make the Cybertruck go 34% faster, with almost double the range, and have almost 3x as much storage, for considerably less money. Depending on who you ask, the Model S might still win for style though.
All this begs the question, what will Tesla vehicles look 10 years from now? Or even 5 years with updates to the Model 3 and Model Y? 1,500-2,000km range? Sub 3 second 0-60 standard on all vehicles? Full self-driving? Whatever they look like, chances are they’ll still be best the vehicles on the market.