The 2013 Tesla Model S is the first premium electric sedan. Model S offers the agility and responsiveness expected from a sports cars while providing the ride quality of a sedan. Price of the 2013 Tesla Model S ranges from $61,070 – $96,070.
The 2013 Tesla Model S comes standard with everything needed to plug into the most common 240-volt outlet, standard 120-volt wall outlets, and public stations. Using a high-amperage 240-volt outlet, Model S can be recharged at the rate of 100 km range per hour.
With a rigid body structure, the sculpted form of the 2013 Tesla Model S expresses a constant state of speed and motion. The Model S body is a state-of-the-art, aluminum-intensive design. Straight double-octagonal rails run along the bottom of the structure and are designed to absorb the energy of an impact. For the interior, Tesla has combined meticulous noise engineering with quiet powertrain to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio. The 17” touchscreen puts rich content at the drivers fingertips and provides mobile connectivity.
2013 Tesla Model S Specs Include:
- Model S is offered with three battery options
- 0 to 100 km/h: 4.4 seconds
- Top Speed: 210 km/h
- Tailpipe Emissions: 0
- Horsepower: 416
The suspension system of the 2013 Tesla Model S works in harmony with the light and rigid Tesla platform to provide precision handling and comfort. The lightweight front suspension optimizes wheel control. The rear multi-link suspension is designed to seamlessly integrate with the powertrain. The proven Tesla powertrain delivers both an unprecedented range and an exciting drive experience. Model S Traction Control is designed to ensure maximum contact between the road and the tires. Approximately 20,000 2013 Tesla Model S cars will be produced in 2013.
Consumer Reports is calling the Tesla Model S the best car it has ever tested. The Model S, an all-electric plug-in car, earned a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the magazine’s tests. – CNN, May 9, 2013