Tesla Motors in South Lake Union is proud to announce that their new fully electric Model S is available for reservation. Many are familiar with the Tesla Roadster, a one of a kind sports-style electric car that outperforms a Porsche in acceleration and handling, yet consumes only electricity. Now, Tesla’s new offering now available for reservation is the Model S. A more affordable, sedan-commuter vehicle that merges the style and unique electric operation of the Roadster, with the utility of a sedan.
The Tesla Model S differs from the Tesla Roadster in several very important ways. First and foremost is the price. The roadster can cost upwards of $100,000, the Model S however will start at $49,900 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. The Roadster was designed to hold two people, the Model S Sedan will accommodate up to 7 people, with room for 5 adults, plus 2 child seats in the rear. There is more storage capacity than most station wagons as the large rear opening allows for the flexibility to carry large objects that wouldn’t normally fit in the trunk of a traditional sedan. There is also a performance difference between the Roadster and Model S. The Roadster can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds while the Model S accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.2. However, both have 100 percent torque, 100 percent of the time. This means no jerky shifting and a fraction of the noise. The power delivery is always there, when you need it, as you need it.
There will also be several options available to the Model S.
- Panoramic roof with sliding moon roof.
- Automatic open and close liftgate.
- 300-mile and 230-mile batteries, over the standard 160-mile battery.
- Remote vehicle management, including; charging, personalization and customization, and data collection.
The battery life of a Model S can vary, but in general you can expect the battery to have a useful life of between 5 and 7 years.
The new Tesla Model S looks to be the newest and brightest option on green commuting. If you’re looking for a combination of style, sophistication, and energy conservation, look no further than the Tesla Model S.
Please see the Model S FAQ’s at Tesla’s Website