Today I need to make an exception and talk about this car already considered the most desirable car on our Greener Planet. The recession will end, and I hope it will be before 2010, date at which the Tesla Model S is going to be released. Is it the reinvention of the automobile? Tesla says that 520 all-electric S Model have been reserved by customers the first week since it was presented to the press. Each customer must pay a $5,000 reservation fee, refundable if they choose not to buy the car. The base price for the Model S available in 2010 starts at $49,900 after a federal tax credit of $7,500.
This electric sedan will offer a 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge capability,. Inside volume is huge, enough for 5 adults and 2 children. Powertrain includes a liquid-cooled 9-inch motor combined with a single-speed gearbox with no shifting required, for a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph. It offers a 5-minute battery swap and charges from any outlet, with charges costing as little as $4 (for $300 miles!!!). Features include a 17-inch infotainment touchscreen with all-time 3G connectivity, 21-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, panoramic roof with sliding moon roof, retracting door handles, a hatch for large items and a 2nd trunk under the hood, a fully digital instrument cluster, LED and neon headlight and taillights. Taking a deep breath…Tesla Model S