Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
December 20, 2011
Tesla has released pricing and specifications of their upcoming Model S and it looks pretty good if the company can meet them.
The Model S' pricing is broken down by battery capacity and the range, with the 40-kWh battery pack model starting at $57,400, the 60-kWh battery pack model starting at $67,400, and the 85-kWh battery pack model starting at $77,400. There will also be a performance model which will use the 85-kWh battery pack starting at $87,400.
Specifications of the batteries has been released, with the 40-kWh model delivering 160-mile range, a top speed of 110 miles per hour and a 100,000-mile warranty; the 60-kWh pack juicing up for 230 miles, a 120 mph top speed and a 125,000-mile warranty; and the 85-kWh battery pack delivering 300 miles of range and a 125 mph top speed in standard spec and a 130 mph top speed in the Performance version. Both versions of the 85-kWh model will come with an unlimited mileage warranty.
Standard features in the Model S include a 17-inch touchscreen console display, 19-inch wheels, and three charge adapters. The option list for the Model S is long and includes 19-inch aerodynamic wheels, metallic paint, and an upgraded onboard charger.
Deliveries of Model S begin in Fall 2012.