Monday, March 30, 2009

Tesla Model S electric car

Tesla Motors reports: [edited]

With a range up to 300 miles and 45-minute QuickCharge, the $49,900* Model S can carry five adults and two children in quiet comfort - and you can charge it from any outlet, without ever stopping for gas.

The world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle offers performance, efficiency and unrivaled utility, making it the only car you’ll ever need.

- 300 mile range
- 45 minute QuickCharge
- 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
- Seats 7 people
- More cargo space than station wagons [estates, Ed.]
- Twice as energy efficient as hybrids
- 17 inch touchscreen

*The anticipated base price of the Model S is $57,400. All Tesla vehicles qualify for the full $7,500 US federal tax credit on battery-powered cars. Teslas also qualify for state incentives, sales tax waivers and rebates.

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