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Christian von Koenigsegg Gives Tesla Model S His Stamp of Approval

Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

I have come to know and love Tesla , though I try to keep our love affair under wraps for the most part. It’s not fair for myself — a journalist — to attest my love for a brand, but in this case, I feel I am in good enough company to let that little tidbit of information out.

The reason I feel so comfortable doing so is that Christian von Koenigsegg — yeah, the dude who some of the most bad-ass supercars in the world are named after — wears his love for the electric car manufacturer on his shoulder. Yup, he actually drives a Tesla Model S every day. Let that sink in for a second; the guy could drive any one of his hypercars to work, but he prefers his Model S.

He went on to say that he feels that about 80 percent of the cars sold by the year 2020 will be electric.

An added twist to this story is that when Koenigsegg was in the market to snatch up the now-defunct Saab , its intentions were to manufacture and sell all-electric cars. This may have led to Mr Koenigsegg singing a different tune had that gone through.

No matter what way you slice it, it is pretty cool to have him give Tesla the ol’ hat tip.

Click past the jump to read about the car he loves so much.

2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

The Tesla has quickly become the leader in performance-oriented electric cars, and with Fisker out of the way, it also has the luxury end of things wrapped up too. The Model S is the current flagship of the company, and it ranges in power and driving range, as the base model can travel up to 230 miles on a charge and hits 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, while the top-of-the-line model can travel 300 miles and sprint to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Add to all of that awesomeness the fact that it requires no gasoline, and that Tesla is building a network of free — yes, FREE!!! — fast-charging stations across the nation, and you can see why people love it.



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