Tesla Model S Officially Priced from $49,990 after Tax Credit, Available Summer '12
December 20, 2011 9:44 PM
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Cheapest Tesla Model S won't be available until Winter 2012
Tesla Motors has been teasing its gorgeous Model S electric sedan for
well over two years now
. Now the company has confirmed the official pricing for the vehicle, and is
holding firm on the $49,990 price of entry
after $7,500 federal tax credit.
As it stands now, here's how the four Model S variants will stack up (compared based on their battery capacity). All price listed include the tax credit:
$49,900, 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, 110 mph top speed, 160-mile range
$59,900, 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, 120 mph top speed, 230-mile range
$69,900, 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, 125 mph top speed, 300-mile range
$79,900, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, 130 mph top speed, 300-mile range
All Model S sedans come standard with a 17" touchscreen, 19" wheels, and seating for up to seven passengers. Yes, you read that correctly; the Model S has seating for seven courtesy of two [optional] rear-facing jump seats in the rear cargo area.
Tesla Model S
Tesla's ordering page also lists all of the available options for the Model S including a $1,500 panoramic roof, $3,750 tech package, $1,500 active air suspension, and $1,500 rear-facing seat option.
The two 85 kWh variants will be made available in Summer 2012, the 60 kWh arrives in the Fall 2012, and the entry-level 40 kWh variant won't be available in the U.S. until Winter 2012 if all goes as scheduled.
Tesla Model S jumpseats [Source: Autoblog]
Tesla Mors [Press Release]
Tesla Motors [Pricing and Options]
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12/21/2011 6:53:12 AM
It's called Marketing. I don't understand your anger. It's tax credit to help promote the migration to electric cars. It's the same for hybrid. This is not specifically restricted to Tesla. The Volt also are eligible for the same kinda of "discount". Where were you when Volt was announced?
Why don't you sit back and relax a little. If Tesla is a colossal mistake, we'll find out soon enough.
BTW, the gov't already lend Tesla a whack of money. Don't you want it to succeed? If not, wouldn't it be a waste of gov't resources, which you fiscal conservatives hate.
You can argue about the decision to fund it, but once the decision is made, we should all want them to succeed.
I don't like the Iraq war, but I also don't want the war to fail out of spite.
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