Jorge Chapa

The Tesla Model-S Revealed!

by , 03/31/09

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After months of teasing, Tesla has finally announced the highly expected and hotly desired Tesla Model-S. In keeping with the Tesla Roadster, the Model-S is a gorgeous looking electric vehicle that is capable of rocketing from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and traveling up to 300 miles on a single 45 minute charge.

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When people think of Tesla, they often picture the Roadster, the electric sportscar coveted by eco-geeks everywhere. What most do not know is that in reality the Roadster was always intended to provide both a prototype and the funding for creating the more affordable mass-market vehicle, the Model-S. Everyone was expecting Tesla’s Model S to be a stunning vehicle – a suspicion that was confirmed by the pictures that Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, leaked in his Flickr account.

By all accounts Tesla truly have a winner in their hands. Whereas the roadster was targeting Porsche as a competitor, the Model-S will be going head-to-head against BMW and Mercedes. The Model-S will cost $57,400, and it qualifies for a federal credit in the US, so expect that price to drop down a bit. You can expect to see this hitting production by 2011. We can’t wait.

+ Tesla Motors

Via Wired



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6 Comments

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  3. aussepom May 22, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Now thia car looks the size to fit a new unit under development in Melbourne Australia that would give this car an unlimited range.
    how ever it would depend on the battery voltage as its development is for 72v or 96volt battery packs.
    aussepom

  4. antkm1 August 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Still out of my price-range. Hopefully with the guaranteed success of this car, maybe Tesla’s next model will be a mid-compact sized car to compete with the Prius, Insight and others of it’s type. If you’re listening Tesla, make a car that everyone can afford, and you could be the revolution the Auto Industry needs! Thank goodness for forward thinking, independent car companies! There is no comparison to them, all other EV’s are too small and feel like tinker toys that promise much be deliver little.

  5. plm1234 April 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Gorgeous !! Looks sleek, what is the CD?

  6. Milieunet Milieunet April 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm
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