- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
The Tesla Model-S Revealed!
Posted By Jorge Chapa On March 31, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 6 Comments
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.
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 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/the-tesla-model-s-revealed/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=22276
 teasing: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/01/new-submission-29/
 Tesla Model-S: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/03/leaked-photo-te.html
 Tesla Roadster: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/04/tesla-motors-the-electric-roadster/
 Model-S: http://www.teslamotors.com/models/index.php
 Digg: http://digg.com/
 Flickr: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/03/tesla-motors-model-s-electric-car-sedan-leaked-photos.php
 BMW: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/17/transportation-tuesday-bmw-gina-light-visionary-model-revealed/
 Mercedes: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/25/mercedes-announces-crazy-hybrid-f-cell-roadster/
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.