You might think that the car with the longest cruising range on sale in the United States is something like a Toyota Prius or a Camry Hybrid. But you would be completely wrong. That’s because the car with the true longest range is an Autopilot-equipped Tesla Model S. And before you get out your pitchforks, allow me to explain.
We just finished driving over 700 miles from New York City to Detroit via Niagara Falls, and by the time we got here, we had acclimated to many things that seemed odd at first, but then felt totally natural. Long distances with the Autopilot system, charging up, and putting each other’s seat heaters on when the unsuspecting victim isn’t looking all took some getting used to. But then we had an idea that seemed odd at first, but now feels totally natural—the Tesla Model S, an electric car, might actually have the longest range of any new-ish passenger car.