Tesla Model S Officially Launched
There was a real sense of pride amongst the Tesla workers, as people like CEO Elon Musk, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Model S designer Franz von Holzhausen praised the car, while the workers cheered in the background. Who wouldn’t want a luxury sedan that can seat up to seven people (two of which have to be kids), with a range comparable to a normal car’s (in the top spec version, at least), and a sub six-second (sub five-sec in the top spec) 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time, while controlling all the car’s functions from a gargantuan 17-inch touch-sensitive display - while that last part may not be the most practical solution, as you always have to look before you press, it’s still awesome to behold.
The event also marked the start of customer deliveries, with the first three cars being delivered to their owner’s doorsteps, in an attempt to “make them smile”. Two cars went to Chicago and one stayed in California, while the rest were picked up by their owners from the factory, being part of the launch ceremony.Now, after this grand launch, it’s time to see these cars we’ve heard so much about, on the road, doing their thing, quietly and cleanly.