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Tesla Motors Model S

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Courtesy of Tesla Motors
Courtesy of Tesla Motors
Courtesy of Tesla Motors

Description

The Model S is a 4-door "fastback" sedan built by California EV startup Tesla Motors. The Model S comes with two choices of battery capacity: 65kWh for an EPA rated range of 208 miles and 80kWh for an EPA rated range of 265 miles. The Model S will accelerate from 0-60 in 4.2 to 5.9 seconds, depending on the version. The Model S can seat up to 7 (5 adults + 2 children) with optional rear jumper seats. Recharging at home will take 4 hours from a Tesla charging station. All Model S have lifetime free access to Telsa's supercharger network, which will allow a Model S to gain 150 miles of range in just 30 minutes.

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
Drivetrain: 
EV
Range: 
265 mi
Target: 
Now Available
Top Speed: 
120 mph
Connector Type: 
Other
Price (USD): 
$71,070

Comments

Anonymous's picture

Ask Tesla to Go Vegan!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/551/867/617/ask-tesla-motors-to-offer-non-leather-vegan-options-for-all-models/
lola's picture

Tesla Model S стал быстрейшим

Tesla Model S стал быстрейшим серийным электромобилем в мире (видео) http://ideanoid.com/tesla/53-tesla-model-s-stal-bystreyshim-seriynym-elektromobilem-v-mire-video.html
Anonymous's picture

If you want something rather then leather ask them for this!

If you want something else rather then leather don't ask them to put micro fiber in your car instead how about plant based plastics as you know plant based plastics aren't made with petroleum so ask Tesla for that option instead as you know Ford is already putting it in there Ford Focus Electric and Tesla should as well with there Model S too. Who agrees with me!
Anonymous's picture

Leather is NOT an Option!

I agree. Using leather is not a proper environmental choice. Any car with leather is a deal-killer for me, especially if they don't give you an alternative. (I don't eat animals, and avoid buying leather products, so I don't support it's use in cars, of all things). The plant-based fabric is excellent, and materials like it should be the only ones considered for the educated, forward-thinking, conscientious consumer.
Anonymous's picture

Leather is the ONLY option we have as a mankind

The paradox in all "conscientious" decisions is that they start with great intentions and end up in a total disaster. Plant-based fabrics may be a fancy term designed to swoon us and appease us by the manufacturers, but they are all synthetic in their core. No car manufacturer uses fabrics which have been produced without a significant use of synthetics. Avoiding leather means more synthetics, more toxic waste, more greenhouse gasses and more atmospheric heat. The production of fabrics and plastics is hugely dangerous to our environment. How does that make plant-based fabrics "conscientious"? Everybody knows that plastics are the most toxic invention of mankind, and unfortunately also the most common. That is not how we should treat our planet. Leather, by contrast, has been a clean technology for thousands of years now. If you think you are saving a cow, think again. By choosing plastics, you are endangering ALL the wildlife, and more than your fair share of farmed cattle. If you asked me, I'd rather kill one cow that I actually need than many more cows that I don't need. Is it really about being "conscientious", or is it about beliefs? With utter humility, I must say that we are all prone to illusions, sometimes manifested in public with shame, and sometimes kept in secret so that nobody else knows about our mistakes. God knows we have all had a fair share of both, but that is not an excuse to destroy the environment under the pretence of "conscientiousness". I envision a planet which grows more than it manufactures. It is time for us to live in a nature-loving way and to stop this plastics nonsense. Please, let's all be a little more RESPONSIBLE rather than synthetically "conscientious". If you understand the environment, you will choose leather over fabrics every time.
Anonymous's picture

Re: leather options

The paradox in all "conscientious" decisions is that they start with great intentions and end up in a total disaster. Avoiding leather means more synthetics, more toxic waste, more greenhouse gasses and more atmospheric heat. The production of plastics is hugely dangerous to our environment. How is that "conscientious"? Everybody knows that plastics are the most toxic invention of mankind, and unfortunately also the most common. That is not how we should treat our environment. Leather, by contrast, has been a clean technology for thousands of years now. If you think you are saving a cow, think again. By choosing plastics, you are endangering ALL the wildlife, and more than your fair portion of farmed cattle, too. If you asked me, I'd rather kill one cow than all of them. Wouldn't you? When you pass away, don't you want to leave a clean planet for our children? Do you not care about the future generations? Are you really as "conscientious" as you are trying to prove, or are you just afraid to face the truth about your beliefs? Are you sharing your opinion with us, because you want us to believe it? With utter humility I must say that we are all prone to illusions, but not all of us manifest them in public. I envision a planet which grows more than it manufactures. It is time for us to live in a nature-loving way and to stop this synthetics nonsense. Please, let's all be a little more RESPONSIBLE rather than synthetically "conscientious".
Anonymous's picture

Coolant

-How and how often is the coolant for the batteries serviced? -Does the longer term strategy include more local dealerships and service centers? -It appears that batteries are improving rapidly, Some claim to being close to having LI battery which is 1/2 the current cost. If ordered now (which means over 10,000 on the waiting list is there any possibility of a price decrease by the time #10,000 roles off the line if battery costs are halved??? - If one has a game plan of owning one for a long time... what can we expect for battery and or electric motor/transmission change out costs to be??? It is harder to make a financial case with significant other, if the car requires major maintenance after 8 years.. (guess we have been spoiled by Hondas) -What is the warranty on the suspension system? On the digital electronic display system? -Will software upgrades to the digital console be available over the air or will Model S need to come in to a shop? I have more but that is enough for now...
Andrew's picture

Price

Price increased :)
Colby's picture

Please contact Tesla

These sound like questions for Tesla Motors, the manufacturer of the Model S. http://www.teslamotors.com/
dave's picture

range or base price incorrect

If I read this correctly, either the range should read 150 mi or the base price should read $77,400. The way the specs are presented are missleading! It is $57,400 for the 150 mi version and $77,400 for the 300 mi version.

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