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Old 03-26-2009, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tesla Model S: $50,000 Electric Car that Seats Seven

Note: Click for larger images After months of PR, big claims, and worry over Tesla’s future, the young company is finally letting us see the specs on their new electric sedan, the Tesla Model S. For a cool $50,000, you’ll be able to get a very sleek looking sedan that will have a 300 mile range [...] Related posts:
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how it seats 7 with the two front bucket seats, and there are 3 sizes of batteries -- the 50K version may have 200 miles? The 300 mile version is ~$60K, I think.
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Two rear facing children. It should really be seats seven*.

And since there are no EPA tests for battery range, I am tempted to think the range claims are inflated as well.
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Hi,

The common way of naming this would be 5+2, I think. Like the iQ is 3+1, or many sports cars are 2+2.
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Lots of new details on the Tesla Model S:

Video: Tesla Model S "Alpha" Prototype Previewed; Coming to Detroit | PluginCars.com

Check out the three videos showing all sorts of closeup looks at the (near?) production Model S.
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...well, it sure LOOKS worth $50K...and certainly $10K better LOOKING than the Volt™.
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It's certainly the best looking of all the current electric cars. (Then again, when the competition includes the catfish-like Nissan Leaf, that's not really all that hard to accomplish.) I still will believe that the Model S will provide the performance and range Tesla touts it as having when I see it. They have a history of promising much more than they can deliver.
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I hate it. Just the idea of a seven passenger car, to start with. And then why on earth sell it for less than half the price of the Roadster?
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Two rear facing children. It should really be seats seven*.

And since there are no EPA tests for battery range, I am tempted to think the range claims are inflated as well.
They seem to be pretty accurate. I mean, if the Leaf can get ~100 miles w/ a ~25kWh pack the S should be able to get ~300 miles with a ~100 kWh pack.

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