The newest all-electric vehicle is about to hit the streets of the nation. On June 22, the first Tesla Model S deliveries will begin. The Model S was originally unveiled just over three years ago, and Tesla Motors is celebrating the production release of the vehicle by streaming the first deliveries live online.
While only a handful of lucky customers will be able to drive a Tesla Model S home on June 22, others that reserved the new electric sedan will have the opportunity to test drive the Model S prior to delivery. Tesla announced the Get Amped Model S tour, which will include 5,000 test drives in 45 days. The first weekend of the event, June 23 and 24, kicks off at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., with 2,000 test drives in a single weekend.
The Tesla Model S is a sleek and sexy sedan that can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds with the available 85 kWh battery. Yes, this is an all-electric vehicle and this speedy acceleration comes with zero tailpipe emissions. Owners who upgrade to the 85 kWh performance package can shave more than a full second off this time with an estimated 0-60 mph time of just 4.4 seconds.
A 40 kWh battery is included in the base Tesla Model S. This battery delivers an estimated driving range of 160 miles with a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, still a respectable time for drivers with a need for speed. Upgrading to the 60 kWh battery gives drivers an estimated driving range of 230 miles. The most powerful 85 kWh battery packs can deliver about 300 miles of driving between recharges.
Tesla is taking technology to a new level with the Model S. The 300-mile range battery option is a marvel in itself but the auto also comes with a standard 17-inch touch screen infotainment and control system, optional rear-facing jump seats for children and an optional 580-watt stereo system.
For more information on the vehicle, including pricing and ordering information, visit the Tesla Model S website.