We’ve been covering news of Tesla Motors and its new all-electric sedan called the Model S for months, first noting the car’s details earlier this year, and although a bit later than expected, the public release of the car is fairly big news in the world of green vehicles.
We’ve posted several photos of the car, and noted the cars have recently become available for reservation in Canada as well. The automobile manufacturer now plans to shortly send out invitations to Model S reservation holders for a private event at the company’s factory in Fremont, California in October, where future owners will get to take a sneak peak at their next luxury car.
Rides will be provided at the event in beta versions of the vehicle that are over ninety percent production intent, and select areas of the factory will be open for tours. The Model S itself is nearly $50,000, and that includes the $7,500 federal rebate. Even though the Model S is somewhat more expensive than other green cars like the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius or Mitsubishi i, we think it may be far more impressive.
With seating for seven, up to a 160 mile range (for the base model), a 45 minute quick charge battery option, a top speed of 120 miles per hour, and the ability to go from 0 to 60 in under six seconds, the Model S will definitely look to be one of the highest performance luxury electric vehicles on the market.