Tesla Motors Planning Model S EV Party

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.

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image via Tesla Motors

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.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

3 Comments

  • Reply August 18, 2011

    Kent Beuchert

    You’re publishing fraudulent data. The $50,000 version has a range of 160 miles,not 300. The 300 mile range version costs $20,000nmore.u00a0

    • Reply August 18, 2011

      earthtechling

      Fraudulent? No. A news story error? Yes. Thanks for catching it – the story is updated.

  • Reply August 19, 2011

    No

    Palo Alto is still the headquarters.

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