2012 Tesla Model S

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  • Make

    Tesla
  • Model

    Model S
  • Year

    2012
  • Engine

    375 Volt AC Induction Air-cooled Electric Motor
  • 0-60 time

    5.600
  • Price

    $49,900

The Model S is a premium sedan, engineered from the ground up as an electric car. With seating for five adults and two children, as well as unprecedented storage space, the Model S pushes the boundaries of functionality, style, and efficiency. Tesla will begin delivering the Model S in 2012 and will produce about 20,000 units annually at full production.

Tesla will mass-produce the Model S at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. Tesla has taken more than 3,000 reservations for the Model S in North America and Europe.

The Model S has a floor-mounted powertrain, which results in unparalleled cargo room and versatility, as the volume under the front hood becomes a second trunk. Combining that with a four-bar linkage hatchback rear trunk and flat folding rear seats, the packaging efficiency gives the Model S more trunk space than any other sedan on the market.

The Model S, unveiled in March 2009, includes a 17-inch touch-screen in the dashboard with wireless Internet access and remote-programming abilities. It does 0–60 mph in less than 6 seconds. The Model S has three options for battery packs, allowing customers to select from 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge. The Model S can be recharged using a conventional 120-volt, 240-volt and some 480-volt outlets.

Source: Tesla press

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