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Old 01-14-2011, 12:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Economical in this case really depends on perspective. Is it more economical than a $15k compact? Nope. But it's probably more economical than other vehicles in it's price range.
Exactly. If you're the sort of person who would ordinarily drive say a BMW 7-Series (MSRP $82,000 - $137,000), which is pretty obviously Tesla's target market for this thing, then $57K looks pretty cheap.

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Old 01-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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its nice but out of my price range
(but then again, so is the price of ANY new car)

maybe one day theyll make a base model for the public
(which i would consider)


Model S Features | Tesla Motors


Seats 5 adults, 2 children (i dont see it)
More cargo space than most sedans
2nd cargo are under the hood
160, 230, or 300 mile range pack
45 minute QuickCharge
0-60 in 5.6 seconds
120 mph top speed




turbine wheels are cool looking

but make mine with flats and wheel skirts please

(tires are way too thick)
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:36 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I want BAD. If I had the $ to spare, I'd buy one.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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...well, it sure LOOKS worth $50K...and certainly $10K better LOOKING than the Volt™.
looks like a Chrysler 300S, Dodge Intrepid, almost identical in many respects. Your $400 million tax dollars at work.
The Tesla guys sold-out, begged for government money, went IPO while losing millions, and sold out to the JAPANESE. total losers.
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A video about the Model S:

Meet Tesla's 7-seat sedan - Video - Business News

This is the best EV, so far. A Cd of 0.22 is excellent and it is one of the main reasons the car can have good range.
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How much does it weigh? Lets hope its nowhere near the 5300 lb of the Fisker.
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The body panels and chassis will be primarily aluminum, with a total weight of just over 4,000 pounds, about 1,200 pounds of that being battery mass.

Wish it was under 3.5k pounds. Too bad batteries weight so much still.
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My friend has one on order. He is an electric vehicle nut, and is quite excited about it.

I will get the chance to drive it, and I'll report back.

He has a 2012 Zero DS electric motorcycle and I get to ride that any time I like. (yes, it's kind of cool, and performs quite well)
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Good vid, Neil.

Just hope Tesla can hold on long enough to get to their Stage 3 vehicle.

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