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HOW FAR CAN I GO?

Model S has two battery options.

The largest battery supplies 265 miles of range in the EPA 5-cycle test.

How you drive affects how far you can go.

How far will YOU go?

This is true in your
gas car, too!

Model S has two battery options, each designed to provide industry-leading range.

How you drive affects how far you can go. Find out how.

300

MILES PER CHARGE WITH

252

Range for the real world

After just a few weeks, you’ll find range becomes predictable based on your routine and driving style. Model S tracks your efficiency as you drive and displays it on the Touchscreen so you’ll always know how far you can go.1

Driving Type

Highway

 

City

Highway Speed
45
50
55
60
65
70

Typical city trips include slower speeds and constant stop and go. Regenerative braking and no idling make electric cars more efficient than gas cars.

Outside Temp & Climate Control
Vehicle

Model S

Model S Performance

Defying the Laws of Physics

Model S has been engineered to come as close to defying physics as possible: it is the most aerodynamic sedan in its class. That being said, no car – gas or electric – can outrun physics. Because of forces like gravity, friction, and drag, your range will always vary.

Range vs Speed (computer simulated data)

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Speed & Terrain

It takes more energy for any car to travel at 80 MPH than it does at 40 MPH. Drag from the air around the car increases with speed. Model S reduces the effect by coupling best in class aerodynamics with an extremely efficient powertrain. In addition, Model S is engineered to use terrain to its advantage: it is equipped with Regenerative Braking to recapture energy when slowing or heading downhill.

EPA Range Tests

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency establishes the procedures for fuel economy testing.  These procedures determine the miles-per-gallon rating for a car with an internal combustion engine (i.e., gasoline or diesel) and the miles-per-gallon of gasoline equivalent rating for an electric car (1 gallon of gasoline = 33.7 kw-hr).  The EPA amended the procedures for testing fuel economy to push vehicles to greater limits, including three new cycles added to the old highway & city cycles.  These new cycles were applied to electric vehicles through new labeling requirements starting in model year 2013.  Equipped with the 85kWh battery, Model S exceeded our expectations by about 20 miles by achieving a 2-cycle (old test) range of 320 miles and a 5-cycle (new test) range of 265 miles.  Model S sets the record for EV range!1

Learn more about range testing

HOW LONG DOES CHARGING TAKE?

When your garage is your charging station, it’s easy to recharge each night.

Pull in.

Plug in.

Without another thought, Model S can be Charged and Ready in time for the next day’s adventure.

How long will it take YOU to charge?

When your garage is your charging station, it’s easy to recharge each night. Plug in when you get home and Model S will be charged and ready in time for the next day’s adventure.

Dual Chargers
80 A capable
Single Charger
40 A capable
Charger #1
Charger #2

The charger is on-board the car and converts AC power from the wall to DC power stored in the battery. Model S can be configured with a Single Charger (10 kW) or Dual Chargers (20 kW).

On-Board Charger
Hours / minutes to charge

MOBILE CONNECTOR

The Mobile Connector plugs into both standard 110 volt household outlets and 240 volt outlets. A 240 volt outlet is often a Tesla owner’s primary charging solution. It can produce 10 kW of power, the capacity of the Single Charger.

MOBILE CONNECTOR

The Mobile Connector plugs into both standard 110 volt household outlets and 240 volt outlets. A 240 volt outlet is often a Tesla owner’s primary charging solution. It can produce 10 kW of power, the capacity of the Single Charger.

WALL CONNECTOR

The Wall Connector is mounted on the wall in your garage. If your Model S is equipped with Dual Chargers, the Wall Connector can charge Model S twice as fast as a 240 volt outlet can.

YOUR DAILY MILEAGE
1 Mile
130
265
Mobile
HPWC

Ready, Set, Charge

One of the most exciting aspects of owning a Model S is waking up to a full charge every morning. We want this experience to begin the moment you take delivery. As such, we recommend installing your 240 volt outlet or Wall Connector before your Model S arrives.

Mobile Charging

If the rate of charge from a 240 volt or 110 volt outlet meets your daily needs, there’s no need to configure your Model S with additional charging equipment. The Mobile Connector will work for you.

The Mobile Connector comes with two adapters. One adapter allows you to plug into a 110 volt household outlet. The other adapter is for a 240 volt outlet called a NEMA 14-50. You probably don’t have one in your home today, but an electrician can easily install it.

High Power Charging

If you have a long commute, we recommend configuring your Model S with Dual Chargers and ordering the Wall Connector. This pairing will allow you to recharge quickly overnight.

Even more charging info can be found on the Charging Page
Mobile Connector
Wall Connector
HOW DO I TAKE A ROAD TRIP?

Load up the car and start driving!

After an exhilarating few hours on the road, you’ll be ready for a pit stop

Using a Tesla Supercharger, you can refill over half your battery while you eat lunch

Plan your stops and you’ll be ready to answer the call of the open road.

Load up the car and start driving! After an exhilarating few hours, you’ll be ready for a pit stop. Using the Tesla Supercharger, you can refill over half your battery while you eat lunch.

Any Outlet Anywhere

There are many ways to charge on the road. Here’s what to look for.

Public Station

2
0
Miles of range
per hour of charge

Use Your J1772 Adapter
Most public charging stations charge at the rate of 22 miles per hour of charge though some are equipped to charge faster. Model S comes with an adapter enabling you to use these stations.

240 Volt Outlet

2
9
Miles of range
per hour of charge

Use Your Mobile Connector
240 volt outlets may be found at hotels, businesses, even a relative’s house. Your Mobile Connector comes with a 240 volt outlet adapter and additional adapters are available for purchase. A dryer outlet adapter is a good one to add to your arsenal if you’re planning to take road trips.

Supercharger

1
7
0
Miles of range in
as little as 30 mins
of charge

Using industry-leading technology, the Tesla Supercharger refills half the battery in as little as 20 minutes. Over the next year, Tesla plans to install Superchargers on major interstates throughout the country. All Model S vehicles with the 85 kWh battery and properly-equipped vehicles with the 60 kWh battery can use Tesla Superchargers.

HOW IS ELECTRICITY GENERATED?

Nuclear

Natural Gas

Hydroelectric

Coal

Oil

Wind

Biomass

Solar

Geothermal

The electricity that powers Model S comes from many sources.

As new power plants using renewable energy are built, generating electricity becomes even more efficient.

Where does YOUR electricity come from?

Gas has one primary source.

The electricity that powers Model S comes from many power sources.

As new power plants using renewable energy are built, generating electricity becomes even more efficient.

Check out how electricity is generated in your state.

STATE NAME
ENERGY SOURCES
POUNDS OF CO2
EMISSIONS PER DAY
(Based on 40 miles per day)

Source: United States Energy Information Administration, 2013 | National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2013

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GAS CAR

U.S. Energy Sources

While there are exceptions, most electricity in the United States is generated by steam turbines. Energy is used to turn water into steam. The steam is then used to move the turbines creating mechanical energy that is converted into electricity.

Reducing Emissions

Electricity will grow increasingly cleaner as new, modern power plants replace inefficient ones. As the grid shifts to more efficient technologies and uses more renewable sources, electric vehicle emissions drop even further.

Gaining Efficiency

Efficiency is often thought of in terms of range: more efficient cars can drive farther on a gallon of gas or a kWh of electricity. The Tesla powertrain is more efficient at using energy than a combustion engine. Only about 20-25% of the energy stored in gas actually turns the wheels. A Tesla is about three times more efficient.

Drive on Sunlight

If you’re looking to reduce your driving emissions even further, consider installing solar panels at your home. You’ll produce renewable energy to power your home and your car. Model S becomes truly zero emissions.

HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE?

You Start Saving day one

Each time you zip past the gas station in a Model S, you save Time, Money & Emissions

With the price at the pump on the rise, “refueling” with electricity saves many thousands of dollars over the life of your car.

How much will YOU save?

You may need to get your own squeegee!

You start saving day one. Each time you zip past the gas station, you save time, money, and emissions. Calculate your fuel savings – it adds up!

NO MORE: GAS STATIONS

COST OF FUEL
National average is per gallon as of 8/12.
VEHICLE MPG
A comparable gas powered sedan averages mpg.
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MPG
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Total fuel cost
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Total fuel cost1&3
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COST PER KILOWATT HOUR
The national average is per kilowatt hour.
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Ownership Made Easy

Model S is easy to own. With just one moving piece in the motor, compared to hundreds in a gas engine, there are fewer things that can go wrong. That translates to less maintenance and service over time.

Low Maintenance

Forget oil changes, smog checks, and spark plugs. Model S requires just one routine check up each year or every 12,500 miles. We make service super easy by sending a Tesla Service Ranger to your home or inviting you to visit one of our clean, welcoming Service Centers.

More about Service

Automatic Updates

Like most electronic devices today, it’s easy to update your software to get new features. There’s no need to visit a service center – you can upgrade your car in your driveway (wireless connectivity required).

Incentives for Purchase

If you thought owning a Tesla couldn’t get any better, think again: there are incentives for both purchasing and driving electric vehicles! A $7,500 Federal Tax Credit may be available and many local governments offer additional incentives like free parking, special charging rates, and HOV lane access.

Find local incentives

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