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Tesla Model S revealed

27 March 2009

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With a 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge, the $49,900 Model S can carry five adults and two children in quiet comfort - and you can charge it from any outlet, without ever stopping for gas. World's first mass-produced electric vehicle offers performance, efficiency and unrivaled utility with twice the energy-efficiency of hybrids, making Model S the only car you'll ever need.

Up to 300-mile range
45-minute QuickCharge
5-minute battery swap
Charges from 110V, 220V or 440V
Seating for 5 adults + 2 child seats
Unique hatch for oversized items
60/40 flat-folding rear seat
2nd trunk under hood
EPA Roominess Index 121.6
More room than station wagons
17-inch infotainment touchscreen
3G wireless connectivity

Model S powertrain includes a liquid-cooled 9-inch motor, floor-mounted battery pack and a single-speed gearbox, delivering effortless acceleration, responsive handling and quiet simplicity -- no fancy clutchwork or gear-shifting required. Model S costs as little as $4 to fully charge - a bargain even if gasoline dropped to $1 per gallon. You can have affordable fun while being socially responsible.

Technical specs:

0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
mile in 14 seconds
120 mph top speed
Braking 60-0 mph 135 feet
42 kWh battery storage system standard
70 kWh and greater battery storage systems optional
9- inch liquid cooled electric motor
Single-speed transaxle gearbox
Curb Weight 3825 lbs
Overall Length 196"
Wheelbase 116.5"
All-wheel-drive available (option available in future production models)
Right hand drive available


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