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Tesla Motors Model S

Courtesy of Tesla Motors
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

Hackety Man's picture

I think the price of their

I think the price of their lowest vehicle is actually $69,900 and goes 208 miles (rather than 265 as you have listed...that 265 is for the 85 kWh batter models that start at $79,900).
Hackety Man's picture

I think the price of their

I think the price of their lowest vehicle is actually $69,900 and goes 208 miles (rather than 265 as you have listed...that 265 is for the 85 kWh batter models that start at $79,900).
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/
vetboy45's picture

Seating options

No way. The whole point of this is to get the general public to adopt electric vehicles. If you turn it into some hippie vegan love car you're going to turn off a lot of people. It's all about the numbers.
Anonymous's picture

Agree with the op

No leather!
Anonymous's picture

Here's what I found

I have been browsing Tesla Motors' web site with an interest of someday buying a Model S. On the Model S Design Studio, where you can browse through and pick your desired options, I have found that leather seating is actually an optional upgrade. Standard cloth seating, called simply "Textile" on that page, is the standard seating material.
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".

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