When deliveries of the Tesla Model S began in June of 2012, the Tesla luxury sedan debuted to considerable acclaim. A number of automotive publications even declared it their “Car of The Year”. The Model S seats five comfortably, has a spacious trunk, luxurious appointments and true luxury car presence. It is also capable of traveling up to 265 miles between charges. A luxurious high performance sport sedan, the Tesla Model S automobile, in its most potent form, boasts 416 horsepower and 443 ft-lbs of torque. The base model features a 362 horsepower electric motor capable of generating 325 ft-lbs of torque.
To ease the range anxiety of consumers regarding electric cars, the Model S was designed to make changing its battery pack a very simple process. Further, Tesla Motors is rolling out a nationwide network of “Supercharging” stations. These locations tout the capability of imbuing the Model S with a charge good for 150 miles of range in about 30 minutes—or completely swapping out the battery pack for a fully recharged one in about two minutes.
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