TESLA MOTORS was founded in 2003 by a group of intrepid Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome. It is currently the only automaker building and selling a zero-emission sports car in serial production. Tesla’s battery packs and powertrains help to lessen global dependence on petroleum-based transportation and drive down the cost of electric vehicles. And the advanced technology helps to increase affordable electric car to consumers. By cooperating with other car manufacturers, the company hopes to put more electric cars on the road.
Star product: The Tesla Roadsterwas the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production available in the United States. It hit the streets in early 2008 as a car with no equal. Two years later, over 1,500 Roadsters drove emissions-free in more than 30 countries.
As family car: Comfortable driving experience, enough space.
Telsa Model S offers comfortable surroundings to driver: Smooth, uninterrupted acceleration, control in an instant, feedback and information within arm’s reach. The Model S offers luxurious space, seating for five adults and two children, and a second cargo area under the hood, which offers more space than typical sedans.
As electric car: Selectable battery, convenient and quick charge.
When purchasing one electric car, consumer can choose from one of three battery pack options to suit typical driving needs: 160, 230, or 300 miles per charge. Charging battery is very easy. The Model S is engineered to plug into nearly any outlet, anywhere in the world. Regular wall outlets carry an electrical feed of 110 volts at either 12 or 15 Amps and charge slowly. A 220 volt outlet, such as clothes dryer outlet, can charge Model S from empty to full overnight. Model S is capable of recharging in 45 minutes using a fast charging station.
As vehicle: Great acceleration and speed performance
Model S performance is second to none. The Model S powertrain features a liquid-cooled, floor-mounted battery pack and single-speed gearbox. The Model S powertrain offers instant torque at the driver’s request. Though designed for comfort, safety, and utility, the coveted Model S does not sacrifice performance. Command control and the Model S deliver the power, acceleration and precise handling of a sports car with quiet simplicity. Model S manages from 0 to 96 kmh in 5.6 seconds and the top speed is 195 kmh.
Model S: Your first choice
The body design is of stamped aluminum and provides top-notch aerodynamics, style, and safety. The streamlined Model S is a product of unprecedented teamwork between aerodynamicists and designers. Every millimeter of the body has been evaluated using computer simulations and wind tunnel testing to produce second-to-none aerodynamic qualities. The 17-inch touch screen with in-car 3G connectivity means quick access to streaming radio, GPS navigation, restaurant recommendations, and movie show times.The price starts from $50,000 USD, which is within our price range required.
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