Tesla Model S also known as WhiteStar is an electric car manufactures by Tesla Motors and is expected to be in the market by early 2012. It will be a 4-door sedan with 160 miles mileage. This car is not only going to be a rival of other Evs, such as Fisker Karma, but also of other traditional cars like BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Interior and Exterior:
The dramatically designed Model S is going to dazzle every car lovers for sure. The car is designed by Franz von Holzhausen .The sloping roofline of this car gives an appearance of 4-door coupe to the front side while the rear look is so much like Jaguar XF. According to the makers the frontal design of Tesla Model S is going to represent the future look of electric automobiles. The maximum interior space has been assured by the short front and rear overhangs of this car. Overall the car has clean and sporting look along with high stylishness.
The inside of the car is highlighted by a 17 inches touch screen. This highly customizable screen controls the radio, HAVC functions and navigation. It also provides 3G wireless internet and HD satellite radio facility. This Model S has more interior space than station wagons which is easily visible by the seating capacity of the car. The car can accommodate 5 adults along with optional rear-facing seats for two small children in the cargo area. The green theme of Model S has also maintained in Tesla Model S. For the interior chrome-free vegetable tanned Italian leather and 100 percent recycled carpeting has been used.
The car has a single speed transaxle gearbox by which it can haul down from 60 to 0 in just 135 feet. In spite of 3,825 pound curb weight and single speed transmission Model S will be able to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. It will be able to cross the quarter mile stripe in 14 second. The acceleration of Model S is also excellent. The highest speed of this car will be 195 kmh. The basic model will be able to run for 160 miles beginning from a fully charged state using a 42 KW-h battery pack. Users can drive longer by using a larger range battery pack which will be also available. The normal charging time of the 42 KW-h battery packs will be 3 to 5 hours but there will also be a 45-minute quick charge option.
The ultimate safety features of this car includes self leveling headlights, dual front side-mounted airbags, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, tire pressure monitoring, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, engine immobilizer, emergency interior trunk release, front fog/driving lights and many more.
According to the tentative estimation the initial price of the standard model with a 160 mile (260 km) range will be $57,400. The price of the premium model with a greater range of 300 mile (480 km) will be $65,000.
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