The Tesla Model S upends the electric-car status quo like only Silicon Valley can.

On sale in June in the UK, this Californian-built hatchback limo solves the EV range problem with a whopping great battery pack giving a potential 300 miles between charges. Then it eliminates dashboard clutter by funnelling all the cabin controls onto a touchscreen tablet double the size of an iPad.

The styling is graceful, the speed ballistic and the £50,000 start price so far not putting anyone off.

This story was first published on 12 June 2014.

Before we proceed, here's the good news, you can bring the Tesla Model S to Singapore. If you have up to a year to deal with the red tape like what the owner of the Tesla's electric car did.

The time spent on paperwork is just one part of the roadblocks you'll face. But if you can live with that (and the hefty six-figure cost of the Model S due to the COE here), then read on to see what you are missing out with the Tesla supercar.

- Tein Hee Seow, online editor, Stuff.tv Asia

Tech Specs 
Top speed
120-130mph
Max power
382bhp-418bhp (85kwh model)
Max torque
440-600NM 0-62mph: 5.4-4.2 secs
Kerb weight
2,100kg
Official range
242-312 miles
Time to charge to full
45mins-10hrs depending on charger
Length
4970mm
Width
2187mm
Stuff says... 

Tesla Model S review

An electric car of such staggering talent it’ll have mainstream makers racing to catch up.
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Good Stuff 
Enough range to not worry about enjoying its phenomenal acceleration
That 17in dash screen is so good we expect others to follow
No wacky looks to put you off
Bad Stuff 
The lure of the 17in screen robs the driver of road-attention
Limited finance options, so expect £1000+/month bill to buy
Footprint possibly too large for UK roads
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