Samuel Hoogendoorn 5pts The Model S Performance comparator says it only puts out 362hp. It does not. It produces 416 hp and 443 lb. ft. of torque.Only 39% of the US rid is powered by coal. The rest is a blend of natural as which is set to overtake coal soon, nuclear, hydro, solar, and other. With an ICE-powered car, you have no choice but to use fossil fuels. However, an electric car can use electrons sourced from anywhere. Many EV owners have installed solar panels or live in places where their power is produced by solar, wind, and hydro. You don't have that option if you have a gas car. Every gallon you buy funds terrorism and nations that hate us. National security is the biggest reason people buy electric cars; that and not using gas, thus saving money and not polluting. By getting a Tesla Model S, people who would have gotten a Mercedes S-class save money. By getting a $22,000 Nissan Leaf, people who would have gotten a $20,000 compact car save money. And time I might add because it is always full of electrons in the morning.