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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tesla Motors Unveils New All-Electric Sedan

Tesla Motors, manufacturer of the all-electric Roadster sportscar, this week revealed a new passenger sedan called the Model S. The Model S is intended as a family car and can seat up to seven people (five adults and two children.) Other features:

The Tesla Model S

  • 300 mile range per charge
  • Zero-to-sixty in 5.6 seconds
  • 45-minute charge time
  • 2X as efficient as hybrids
  • Costs roughly $5 to drive 230 miles
  • Top speed: 120 mph

The Model S was developed at Tesla's Technical Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The Model S, Tesla Motors' second highway-capable vehicle, is priced at just under $50,000 (after federal rebates.) It will begin shipping in 2011. Because it has no engine, there is additional trunk space under the front hood giving it more storage space than most station wagons.

Tesla's battery technology was developed in-house. Their vehicles have tremendous acceleration & torque and are nearly silent.

If Tesla receives an anticipated $350 million federal loan through the Dept of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, it will build the vehicle in California.

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