Tesla Announce Model S Pricing

Tesla announced U.S. details and pricing for the new Model S, the company?s first all-electric sedan.

Available in six models, generally defined by the size of the battery, start with the basic Model S with a 40 kWh battery and a starting price of $49,900 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. The well quipped sedan has an estimated range of 160 miles ?at 55 mph?along with a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph.

The other models include the 60 kWh, 85 kWh and 85 kWh, which are priced at $59,900, $69,900 and 70,900 respectively after the tax credit.? There are two other upper level signature versions, which add option packages that move the prices to $87,900 and $97,900.

The top Performance and Signature Performance models have 0 to 60 mph time of 4.4 seconds, a top speed of 130 mph and a range of up to 300 miles at 55 mph.

All the models include the first of its kind 17-inch touch screen controller, which is mounted in the center stack position.? It controls many of the cars features and displays the backup camera and navigation display.

Model S has a significant option list adding features like Nappa leather seating, active air suspension and sport-tuned traction control and performance wheels and tires. There is also an all-glass panoramic roof, feature laden Tech package and rear facing seats, which expand seating to seven with room for two children in the rear.

One other important extra is the High Power Wall Connector, which charges the battery quickly adding 62 miles of range per hour.

The Tesla S is also offered with a battery warranty of warranties up to 8 years with unlimited mileage. The Model S should be in customer driveways in Fall 2012.


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