- Tesla Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a sedan.
- Tesla’s uniquely quiet powertrain have been combined with scrupulous noise engineering to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio.
- Assume average energy usage per mile is approximately 300Wh/mile (188Wh/km).
- can bring tough competition for cars such as the BMW 5-series
- 3,825 pounds (1,735 kg)
- 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.6 seconds
- base price of US$57,400
Model S offers pioneering architecture with three battery option each achieving unprecedented range of 160 miles (standard) when fully charged using a 42 kW·h battery pack (24 kW·h/100 mi, 108 mpg) and battery pack will contain 5,000 lithium-ion cells, 230 miles and 300 miles. [comment: Huh? Is it 160, 230, or 300? Maybe it is an option, but that could have been made clearer here.]
Electric cars are still no bargain. But it appears that Tesla is approaching the market with a strategy that makes sense. But this won't make much of a dent in the demand for oil.