Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S is the second car from the electric car manufacturer to hit the roads. In 2008, the company launched a sports car named Roadster, and the Model S is available in the United States since 2012. At the end of 2013, the company announced another version of the car that will be a right-hand-drive. The Model S has now offcially made its way to Australia.
Pricing varies by state
Three iterations of Model S are available for now. These are: the “performance” P85 model (85kWh battery), the 60 (60kWh battery) and the 80 (85kWh battery).
The base price and date of starting the delivery of the Model S sedan in the Australian Capital Territory has been fixed by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) with deliveries to the pre-ordered customers and new purchases starting in September and the cheapest model priced at $97,245 n the Australian Capital Territory.
The prices are different for the different states. In New South Wales the base car is priced at $101,408, which is slightly higher than the Western Australia price of $103,133. For more information on the pricing details by state and territory, you can check out the Tesla Motors site.
Tesla Model S details
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S is an all-electric car, and its motor is something the company could boast about as it does not come with a regular internal combustion engine with multiple moving parts. Between the rear wheels of the car, the Powertrain motor is fitted providing ‘instantaneous’ acceleration of about 100 kilometres per hour in as less as 5.6 seconds.
The car has the capability of achieving speeds as high as 190-210 kilometres per hour and in complete charge it can travel distances as long as 390 kilometres (Model S 60) and 502 kilometres (Model S 85 and P85). The car has a roof made of a panoramic safety glass that has the capability of blocking visible light up to 98% and heat up to 81%. By incurring certain extra costs, it is, also, possible to upgrade the car with added features that include leather interiors, parking sensors and ultra high fidelity sound.