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Tesla Model S Overview

The at Tesla Motors are no fools. knew better than to jump into the electric-car without attracting some first, releasing the very Tesla Roadster as their offering. With its hundred dollar price tag, impractical two-seat design, and production, it was conceived more to the waters than to turn a And it worked.

Tesla has gotten press over the last few to be recognizable to more than your average auto and has subsequently decided to make an more palatable to the masses.

Palatable to the masses who have an fifty grand or so to spend on a electric sedan, that is. federal tax credits of up to $7,500, where the MSRP on the new Model S land you – not exactly in “economy territory. I suppose ecological is only for those who can afford it, at for now, and especially since fifty grand will get you a of only about 160 miles the base lithium-ion setup. Pay and you can get bigger lithium-ion packs a range of 230 or even 300 miles, in as little as 45 minutes with the 480-volt QuickCharge system.

Charge from your home outlet, and it’ll 4 hours to replenish the 8,000-cell, battery.

Add to that the ability to up to seven passengers and cargo that nearly doubles its competitors’, and the Model S outperforms the in every category except…well, That said, it gives up little in the performance department. its rear-wheel-drive (RWD) setup, 55 of weight over the rear and traction control, it has all the elements of a fun But we want real numbers,

In its current configuration, the Model S the 0-to-60 sprint in 5.6 seconds, out at an electronically limited 135 mph. the Roadster, the Model S’ electric is liquid-cooled, offering better in high-stress conditions like cruising and climbing. Additionally, have been rumors a Sport version that be able to crack 60 mph in “well 5 seconds,” as well as an all-wheel-drive option.

Tesla claims a average battery life, the possibility of up to 10 years with care,” although with the at which battery technology has improving, it’s a safe bet will be a better option an OEM replacement for the extremely heavy unit within that

Drawing a lot of attention is the customizable, touch screen that all the vehicle’s climate, nav, and functions with full-time 3G, HD satellite radio, and iPod and USB They’ve designed it with updates in mind, meaning be able to apply next upgrades to the Model S in your

Tesla was constructing a $250 LEED-certified facility in San Jose to the company’s first American-made and was also planning to move its headquarters and research-and-development outfit the 89-acre site. This have been another move for the company, given the available in the middle of Silicon however the deal never got off the Understandably, very little was in the press regarding this start, but the company is currently for a new location in southern California, planned production to start in 2011 for an early 2012 date.

So far, it looks like put together a very smart and given the price drop the Roadster to the Model S, all-electric might be within the grasp of the sooner than we thought. In people are running out of excuses to all-electric vehicles, especially their increasingly attractive and ranges, and Tesla is looking to be at the of that movement – a very place to be.

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