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Model S

Facts and Figures

  • Model S is the world's first electric premium sedan. It's also the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle.
  • Model S is a four-door, sportback sedan with seating for five adults, and an option to add seating for two children with rear facing child seats.
  • Model S can plug into any conventional 120v or 240v outlet to charge, and can be charged for up to 50% battery capacity in 20 minutes with a Tesla Supercharger.
  • Model S is offered with two battery pack options: 60 kWh and 85 kWh. It has the longest range of any electric vehicle in production. The 85 kWh battery achieves 265 miles of electric vehicle range using the 5-cycle EPA test procedure. The 65 kWh battery has an EPA rating of 208 miles.
  • In the U.S., Model S starts at $69,900 after the U.S. federal tax credit. Detailed pricing information can be found here.

Product Overview

Model S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle and has been engineered to elevate the public’s expectations of what a premium sedan can be. At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. Model S has received many awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year©, AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, the 2013 Yahoo! AUTOS Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012, Consumer’s Reports highest score ever given to a car, and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

Setting the bar for electric driving range, Model S offers 60 kWh and 85 kWh battery options. All deliver unprecedented range, with the 85 kWh variant achieving an EPA-certified range of 265 miles. Both batteries use automotive-grade lithium-ion cells arranged for optimal energy density, thermal management, and safety.

Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the interior of Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in its class and includes a second trunk under the hood. The Model S interior features a 17” in-dash touchscreen with Internet capabilities, allowing for streaming radio, web browsing and navigation.

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The technology at the heart of the Supercharger was developed internally and leverages the economies of scale of existing charging technology already used by the Model S, enabling Tesla to create the Supercharger device at minimal cost. Tesla Superchargers allow Model S owners to travel for free between cities along well-traveled highways in North America. The Tesla Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and replenishing half a charge in twenty minutes. Supercharger stations are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops. Stations are located near amenities like roadside diners, cafes, and shopping centers so road trippers can stop for a quick meal and have their Model S charged by the time they’re done.

There are currently fifty-eight supercharger locations in the United States and fourteen in Europe. In 2013, Tesla completed a route enabling Model S owners to drive free between San Diego, California and Vancouver, BC. This winter Tesla will complete a cross-country route allowing owners to drive free between Los Angeles and New York and an East Coast route connecting Miami and Boston.

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Model X


Facts and Figures

  • Model X comfortably seats seven adults in three rows of seats. Tesla’s flat battery, positioned along the floor of the vehicle, allows unprecedented cargo space and a second trunk under the hood.
  • Model X will offer Dual Electric Motor All Wheel Drive for superior all-weather driving. Tesla’s AWD system detects slippage and immediately redirects torque and power to maintain stability and deliver maximum performance. Unlike in a combustion engine vehicle, Dual Electric Motor AWD offers improved traction without sacrificing efficiency or acceleration.
  • The first of their kind, Falcon Wing doors open up and out of the way, creating unrivaled access. The Falcon Wing doors allow an adult to stand in the middle row, for convenient positioning of a child seat. Sliding second row seats offer easy access to the third-row.
  • Model X will be offered with a 60 or 85 kWh battery. It will come equipped with the Tesla touchscreen, the 17” in-dash display that includes driver controls, vehicle apps, and web connectivity. It will be offered with a panoramic roof and a premium interior.
  • Model X will be priced competitively with premium SUVs. It will be built at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, CA. Production begins in 2014.

Product Overview

Model X is designed from the ground up to blend the best of an SUV with the benefits of a minivan, as only an electric car can. It is an automobile above category, built around the driver—and six of her friends. It artfully provides unfettered performance and brilliant functionality.

Model X is a family vehicle with performance roots. The Tesla Vehicle Platform enables Model X to perform in ways never expected from a car of its size. With a center of gravity lower than any other SUV, you’ll notice nimble reflexes at every turn. The electric powertrain delivers instant torque for confident lane changes, even when loaded with seven adults and all their gear.

Model X is offered with optional Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive. The second motor enables more than all-weather, all-road capabilities: it increases torque by 50%. When outfitted with AWD, Model X Performance accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, outperforming the fastest SUVs and many sports cars.

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About Tesla


Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV power train components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered more than 2,400 Roadsters to customers worldwide. Model S, the first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries in June 2012. At the end of Q3 2013 Tesla has delivered more than 19,000 Model S in North America and Europe.

Tesla was founded in Palo Alto, California in 2003 by a group of engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be the best cars in the world. A Silicon Valley approach means we move fast and constantly innovate. Tesla technology offers the most efficient path to a sustainable energy future. Our batteries and powertrains aim to lessen global dependence on petroleum-based transportation and drive down the cost of electric vehicles. By cooperating with other car manufacturers, we hope to put more electric cars on the road. Every Tesla and EV using our technology is a step towards making increasingly affordable electric cars available.

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