Tesla Model S Official Photos and Details Released
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We will spare you the "wows" and "greats" that should come with the Model S- even if we can't help to say this is the best EV to date- and go right into it.
And will start with the preparation needed for the trip. Model S' onboard charger can be plugged into any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet. The most powerful household outlet can charge the battery in only 45 minutes. In addition, the floor-mounted battery pack is designed to be changed out in less time than it takes to fill a gas tank. Tesla will provide three battery packs for the Model S, which will give customers ranges of 160 (257 km), 230 (370) or 300 (482 km) miles per charge.
Infotainment is ensured via a 17-inch touchscreen with in-car 3G connectivity, which will allow its occupants access Pandora Radio, Google Maps, or check their level of charge remotely from their iPhone or laptop.
order. The downside is that the company will start deliveries of the cars in 2011.
We recently told you why all electric vehicles are most likely to become an everyday presence only some 50 to 100 years from now. Tesla Model S doesn't do much to change that opinion, but it does allow us to hope this segment of the industry is on the right track: much better design than other EVs, perhaps the greatest power of them all (except Tesla Roadster) and most of all, a price most of us can afford.
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