Quick Note: Range-Topping Tesla Model S Signature Performance EV Already Sold Out
June 4, 2012 1:47 PM
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Tesla Model S Signature starts at $105k
As if successfully completing the
first commercial mission to the International Space Station
and back wasn't enough, Elon Musk is also finding quite a bit of success with his electric venture: Tesla Motors.
is reporting today that the Model S Signature Performance, the top-of-the-line trim level, is already sold out and Tesla Motors is no longer accepting pre-orders. Customers now wanting to purchase the Model S Signature Performance will have to be put on a waiting list.
Interestingly, the standard model is still available for pre-order and has a base price of "only"
$57,400 before a $7,500 federal tax credit
(President Obama wants to see that federal tax credit
increased to $10,000
). The Signature Performance, however, has a base price of $105,400.
The standard Model S comes with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack (8-year, 100,000-mile warranty), can hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 110 mph. Range is listed at 160 miles.
Model S Signature at the Tesla Fashion Island Signature Weekend [Image Source: Tesla Motors]
The Signature Performance ups the ante with an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack (8-year, unlimited miles warranty). As its name implies, performance improves greatly with 0-60 times dropping to 4.4 seconds while the top speed increases to 130 mph. The maximum driving range of the Signature Performance is listed at 300 miles.
The first deliveries of the Model S Signature Performance
will begin on June 22
. Those who have ponied up for the standard Model S will receive their vehicles later this fall. Those who haven't already pre-ordered the standard Model S still have time to get in line; Tesla is still accepting $5,000 deposits for the vehicle.
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RE: can we stop subsidizing luxury please
6/6/2012 5:50:00 PM
Except that even switching to EVs won't cure those ills, only shift them to others. Think about it, once we are off "foreign oil", these EVs make us dependent on those who will supply the needed metals for producing the motors and batteries. So after we avoid a war for oil, then we have a war for Lithium, or one of the "rare earth" metals. Instead of having wars in the middle east, we now focus on China and South America. What happens to stability in the Middle East once the oil cash cow dies? Will the Saudi's begin to rattle their swords demanding cheaper supplies of Lithium? It sounds silly, but you have to think about it.
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