|Tesla Model S|
|aka||"Project White Star"|
|Production||2012 - present|
|Class||Full-sized 4-door sportback|
|Body Style||4-door, 5-seat Sedan|
|Length||195.9 in (4,976 mm)|
|Width||77.3 in (1,963 mm)|
|Height||56.5 in (1,435 mm)|
|Wheelbase||116.5 in (2,959 mm)|
|Weight||4,647.3 lb (2,108.0 kg)|
|Transmission||Single-speed transaxle gearbox|
|Engine||Lithium Ion Battery Pack|
|Power|| Signature Performance
416 hp (310 kW), 443 ft·lb (600 N·m)
Signature 362 hp (270 kW), 325 ft·lb (440 N·m)
|Designer||Franz von Holzhausen|
The Tesla Model S ("Project White Star") is a full-sized battery electric sedan made by Tesla Motors. The first prototype model was displayed at a press conference on March 26, 2009. Production for the retail market began in mid 2012, with a base price of US $57,400.
A Performance Plus package has come for the 2013 year, for $6,500.
Styles and Major OptionsEdit
The Model S is offered with three battery packs: a base model with a 40? kW·h battery expected to deliver a range of 160 miles (260? km); a larger battery pack option with 60? kW·h battery expected to deliver 230 miles (370? km); and a 85? kW·h battery expected to deliver 300 miles (480? km). These are Tesla Motors estimated ranges at a speed of 55? mph (89? km/h).? The EPA official range for the 85? kW·h battery pack model is 265? miles (426? km).? Based on this rating, it is expected that the model with the 40? kW·h battery should deliver a range of about 125? miles (201? km) under the EPA's five-cycle testing, and the model with the 60? kW·h battery a range of around 187? miles (301? km).
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Engine and TransmissionEdit
Base: Lithium-Ion battery pack, 1 speed automatic
Performance: Lithium-Ion battery pack, 1 speed automatic
The Tesla Model S performance goes 0-60 in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 130 MPH.
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The Model S recieved a 5 star safety rating in all categories.
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The Model S has "supercharging" stations set up around the world. Tesla says its the fastest charging station on the planet. Superchargers charge up the battery in the car halfway in only 20 minutes. The Model S is also designed for battery swaps, swapping out the old battery for a new, fully charged one in only 90 seconds.
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Jake Fisher, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports, called the car's performance "off the charts."
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Current Generation: (2012–present)Edit
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The Model S is sold in Amercia and Europe.
Design quirks and odditiesEdit
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Motor Trend: 2013 Motor Trend car of the Year
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News and References
- Tesla Model S: $50,000 EV sedan seats seven, 300-mile range, 0-60 in 5.5s
- Leak! Tesla Model S pics surface on web ahead of today's debut
- Tesla Model S Electric Sport Sedan: High-Res Gallery and Official Details
- VIDEO: Franz von Holzhausen talks about the 2011 Tesla Model S
- Pics Aplenty: Tesla unloads new set of Model S driving shots
- http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/28/autos/tesla-model-s-consumer-reports-recommended/ (quote)
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