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Tesla Model S

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The Tesla S is a full-sized electric five-door produced by Tesla Motors. shown to the public at the 2009 Motor Show as a prototype, deliveries started in the United in June 2012. [ 7 ] The Model S was in Europe in early August and the first deliveries took in Norway. Switzerland and the Netherlands. [ 8 ]

The US Protection Agency (EPA) range for the Model S Performance equipped with an 85 kWh lithium-ion pack is 265 miles (426 topping the Tesla Roadster and the Model S the electric car with the range available in the market. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ] The EPA for the model with the 60 kW·h is 208 mi (335 km). [ 12 ] EPA’s consumption is rated at 237.5 W·h per (38 kW·h /100 mi) for a combined economy of 89 miles per gallon equivalent (2.64 L/100 [ 9 ] [ 13 ] Tesla had also scheduled the of a base model with a 40 kW·h battery expected to a range of 160 miles (260 km) but against this entry-level citing low demand. [ 14 ]


Tesla allocated the first sedans off the production line to a and Signature Performance limited equipped with the 85 kW·h pack, and priced in the U.S. at and US$105,400 respectively, before any U.S. federal and local tax credits and incentives. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] The base S starts at US$69,900 with a 60 battery pack up to US$79,900 the 85 kW·h pack before any subsidies. [ 9 ] [ 15 ]

Global cumulative of the Model S passed the 25,000 mark in December 2013, [ 17 ] the U.S as the leading market with 20,600 units sold, [ 18 ] [ 19 ] by Norway with 1,986 [ 20 ] the Netherlands with 1,192 [ 21 ] and Canada with 733 units December 2013. [ 22 ] The Model S the first electric car to top the monthly ranking in any country, as the car led new car sales in twice, first in September and in December 2013. [ 23 ] [ 24 ] [ 25 ] [ 26 ] The Model S as the third top selling plug-in car in the U.S. market in 2013, [ 27 ] and the third best selling car in Europe. [ 28 ] [ 29 ]

The Tesla Model S has won numerous and recognition such as the 2013 Green Car of the Year. 2013 Trend Car of the Year. Automobile ‘s 2013 Car of the Year, Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the 2012 award, Consumer ‘ top-scoring car ever.

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Model S prototype at the 2009 Motor Show

The Tesla S was initially codenamed WhiteStar research and preliminary development. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The S was announced in a press release on 30, 2008. [ 31 ] [ 32 ] The prototype vehicle was at a press conference on March 26, [ 33 ]

In February 2008 it was reported Tesla Motors was planning to a range-extended version of its Model S. version would have a gasoline engine to extend the range of the vehicle, [ 34 ] but it was removed in revisions. At the GoingGreen conference in 2008, Musk announced Tesla was only developing cars and not hybrids. [ 35 ]

Construction of an factory in Albuquerque, New Mexico (a location for shipping) was supposed to in April 2007, but was cancelled. [ 36 ] A to be built in San Jose, California was announced. [ 37 ] [ 38 ] [ 39 ] In May 2010 Tesla announced it would produce the new Model S at the former NUMMI plant in Fremont, California, [ 40 ] now as the Tesla Factory .

The Model S was featured on Late with David Letterman in 2009. Because the car uses no and does not produce any tailpipe it was allowed on the Late Show set and was the fully functioning car on stage. [ 41 ]

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A Tesla Model S manufactured at the Tesla Factory

manufactures the Model S at the Tesla in Fremont, California. For the European Tesla is assembling and distributing the S from its European Distribution in Tilburg. the Netherlands. [ 42 ] Tesla Tilburg as its assembly and distribution because of its good infrastructure for purposes and its location near the of Rotterdam. where Models S and its arrive from the U.S. The occupies a 18,900 m 2 (203,000 sq ft) building which also as a workshop and spare parts The Model S cars are built and in Fremont, California, and then, the pack, the electric motor and disassembled and shipped separately to where the cars are assembled [ 43 ]

In March 2013 Tesla they produced on average than 500 Model S cars per [ 50 ] As of November 2013 [update]. was producing 550 units per week and to deliver just under Model S during the fourth increasing expected total deliveries to about 21,500 worldwide. [ 51 ] Actual deliveries 6,892 units in that [ 52 ] In December 2013, the state of announced it would give a US$34.7 million tax break to the company’s production of electric and powertrains in the state by an estimated vehicles annually from its California plant. [ 53 ] Tesla that production is expected to from 600 cars per week in 2014 to about 1,000 per week by the end of the year. [ 54 ] Tesla to produce 7,400 units the first quarter of 2014, but to deliver only 6,400 due to stock in transit overseas. [ 55 ] In 2014 the company confirmed its to deliver over 35,000 in 2014. [ 54 ]

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