Tesla Model S
aka "Project White Star"
Production 2012 - present
Class Full-sized 4-door sportback
Body Style 4-door, 5-seat Sedan
Length 195.9 in (4,976 mm)
Width 77.3 in (1,963 mm)
Height 56.5 in (1,435 mm)
Wheelbase 116.5 in (2,959 mm)
Weight 4,647.3 lb (2,108.0 kg)
Transmission Single-speed transaxle gearbox
Engine Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Power Signature Performance

416 hp (310 kW), 443 ft·lb (600 N·m)

Signature 362 hp (270 kW), 325 ft·lb (440 N·m)

Similar Fisker Karma
Designer Franz von Holzhausen

The Tesla Model S ("Project White Star") is a full-sized battery electric sedan made by Tesla Motors. The first prototype model was displayed at a press conference on March 26, 2009. Production for the retail market began in mid 2012, with a base price of US $57,400.

Recent ChangesEdit

A Performance Plus package has come for the 2013 year, for $6,500.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

The Model S is offered with three battery packs: a base model with a 40? kW·h battery expected to deliver a range of 160 miles (260? km); a larger battery pack option with 60? kW·h battery expected to deliver 230 miles (370? km); and a 85? kW·h battery expected to deliver 300 miles (480? km). These are Tesla Motors estimated ranges at a speed of 55? mph (89? km/h).? The EPA official range for the 85? kW·h battery pack model is 265? miles (426? km).? Based on this rating, it is expected that the model with the 40? kW·h battery should deliver a range of about 125? miles (201? km) under the EPA's five-cycle testing, and the model with the 60? kW·h battery a range of around 187? miles (301? km).


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Electric RangeEdit

Base 60kwh 85kwh Trim4
160 mi 230 mi 265 mi c/h

Engine and TransmissionEdit

Base: Lithium-Ion battery pack, 1 speed automatic

Performance: Lithium-Ion battery pack, 1 speed automatic


The Tesla Model S performance goes 0-60 in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 130 MPH.


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The Model S recieved a 5 star safety rating in all categories.


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Pearl WhiteEdit

Main CompetitorsEdit

Mercedes-Benz S Class

BMW 7 Series

Audi A8

Fisker Karma

Unique AttributesEdit

The Model S has "supercharging" stations set up around the world. Tesla says its the fastest charging station on the planet. Superchargers charge up the battery in the car halfway in only 20 minutes. The Model S is also designed for battery swaps, swapping out the old battery for a new, fully charged one in only 90 seconds.


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Resale ValuesEdit

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Jake Fisher, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports, called the car's performance "off the charts."


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Current Generation: (2012–present)Edit

First Generation/Origins (2012–present)Edit


The Model S is sold in Amercia and Europe.

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

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Motor Trend: 2013 Motor Trend car of the Year

See AlsoEdit

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Model S Model X




Model S Concept · EYE Concept

Ze'ev Drori · Elon Musk

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