Tesla Model S Unveiled

Like the Tesla Roadster, the Model S is an all-electric car.  No range extenders, no hybrid powertrains, just 100% electric powered.  At first glance, the Model S looks like an elegant combination of a Maserati and an Aston Martin ( rear view ).  In other words, gorgeous, and befitting of what a ~$50,000 car should look like.  Oh, did I spoil the surprise?  With the expected $7,500 tax credit figured in, Tesla is expecting the Model S to start at $49,900.  That’s for a base model, with a 160 mile range battery pack.  You do have the option of a 230 mile or 300 mile pack – for a price.

Tesla Model S Specs

  • Up to 300 miles on a single charge
  • Base price under $50,000
  • 0-60 MPH in under 6 seconds
  • 17″ in dash touchscreen
  • Single speed transmission
  • 3G connectivity available
  • Swappable battery pack
  • Charge in as little as 45 minutes ( 480 volts )

Not sure what I’m more excited about – looks, speed, range, price, or gadgets.  The Model S seems to hit just about all of my hot buttons.  Now if only I had $50 large to spend on a car…..

Tesla Model S Pictures

Published on March 27, 2009 in Electric Cars,Tesla

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