Tesla Motors is now taking reservations in Canada for Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan. Deliveries of Model S will begin in mid-2012. Model S is the first sedan designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. By...
Tesla Motors is now taking reservations in Canada for Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan. Deliveries of Model S will begin in mid-2012.
Model S is the first sedan designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. By taking a revolutionary approach to vehicle engineering, Tesla has designed Model S for superior aerodynamics, stability and handling, crash safety, performance and range. The sedan features a floor-mounted battery pack creating unprecedented space in the interior of the car, and a second storage space under the front hood.
With the most advanced electric powertrain in the industry, Model S will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in less than 6 seconds. Tesla will offer three range options with Model S: 260-km, 370-km, and 480-km. Model S can be recharged using any conventional outlet and charge in as little as 45 minutes.
“Model S is a groundbreaking vehicle that will offer a drive experience that surpasses any that have come before it,” says Canada national sales manager Hans Ulsrud. “Designed for performance and engineered for efficiency, Model S will not only have unprecedented functionality, but also be incredibly fun to drive.”
The vehicle will also include a 43-cm touchscreen with in-car 3G connectivity, allowing drivers to seamlessly switch between navigation, media and internal controls — and monitor charging status remotely from their smart phones or computers. Model S will seat five adults and two children.
Tesla will produce 5,000 Model S sedans in 2012, before ramping up to 20,000 units per year in 2013. The first 1,000 cars off the line will make up the North American Model S Signature Series, equipped with the 480-km range battery pack, unique badging and comprehensive options.