Tesla Model S electric vehicle unveiled

Tesla Model S electric vehicle unveiled

Tesla Model S s

Tesla’s first all-original car, the upcoming Model S plug-in electric sedan, has just been unveiled. She’s a looker and also offers very good performance and an unchallenged level of technology.

The prototype was unveiled yesterday at Tesla’s design studio inside CEO Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket factory in California, USA. Tesla’s Elon Musk demonstrated its functionality outside the plant, confirming it is in fact drivable. The company says that the final production model will be almost identical in appearance.

The Model S will carry on the Roadster’s mantle of green performance, while expanding its range. A 480km range is enhanced by an expected 0-100kph time of 5.5-6.0 seconds. work is being done on a 960km extended-range battery pack. Tesla is claiming a 45 minute charging time for the vehicle. The battery pack itself will be warrantied for 7-10 years, while the car will be warrantied separately for a period of 3-4 years.

The official photos of the car reveal an interesting exterior with a mix of flavors from Jaguar, Maserati and Karma.

On the interior a large central screen area will house a touchscreen interface, while a second LCD serves as the instrument panel. The presence of such a large display gives clues to the deliberate reconfigurable nature of the system, perhaps even allowing skins for instruments. A unique interior configuration allows seating for seven with the installation of a pair of child-sized jumper seats in the rear of the car.

The Model S will have a long equipment list including full-time 3G connectivity with Internet, HD and satellite radio, a six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brake system, 21in wheels and LED/neon head and tail lights.

The car is set for launch by late 2011 if Tesla can secure the funding necessary to produce the car, and the plant in which it will be built.

Tesla Model S s

Tesla’s first all-original car, the upcoming Model S plug-in electric sedan, has just been unveiled. She’s a looker and also offers very good performance and an unchallenged level of technology.

The prototype was unveiled yesterday at Tesla’s design studio inside CEO Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket factory in California, USA. Tesla’s Elon Musk demonstrated its functionality outside the plant, confirming it is in fact drivable. The company says that the final production model will be almost identical in appearance.

The Model S will carry on the Roadster’s mantle of green performance, while expanding its range. A 480km range is enhanced by an expected 0-100kph time of 5.5-6.0 seconds. work is being done on a 960km extended-range battery pack. Tesla is claiming a 45 minute charging time for the vehicle. The battery pack itself will be warrantied for 7-10 years, while the car will be warrantied separately for a period of 3-4 years.

The official photos of the car reveal an interesting exterior with a mix of flavors from Jaguar, Maserati and Karma.

On the interior a large central screen area will house a touchscreen interface, while a second LCD serves as the instrument panel. The presence of such a large display gives clues to the deliberate reconfigurable nature of the system, perhaps even allowing skins for instruments. A unique interior configuration allows seating for seven with the installation of a pair of child-sized jumper seats in the rear of the car.

The Model S will have a long equipment list including full-time 3G connectivity with Internet, HD and satellite radio, a six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brake system, 21in wheels and LED/neon head and tail lights.

The car is set for launch by late 2011 if Tesla can secure the funding necessary to produce the car, and the plant in which it will be built.

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