Tesla Model S
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Since June 2012, Tesla Model S, a full-size electric car with a magnificence lift back, is available in the market. Unlike typical cars, Model S Tesla is designed with an electric powertrain, so there are two trunks in the car, one rear and one in the front, which is also called as ‘frunk’. The autopilot capability with the car offers a stress-free, safe journey.
This is the third fastest accelerating production car of all time with a perfect 5.0 NHTSA automobile safety rating score. Within one year of its marketing, the Model S took the top place in the rank of sales of electric cars in almost all the countries. In 2015, it was the world’s best-selling plug-in electric vehicle. Tesla Model S won many awards including the World Green Car of the Year in 2013, Motor Trend Car of the Year in 2013, Time’s Top 25 inventions of 2012 and so on. In 2015, Model S was named as the “car of the century” by the magazine Car and Driver.
According to EPA, the five-door Model S has the top speed of 85 kWh or 310 MJ. The EPA rated range for this model is 265 miles (426 km), with the energy consumption of 38 kWh/100 mi. The model supports 60, 70, 75, 85, 90 and 100 kWh lithium-ion batteries. A recent upgrade in April 2016 makes the front fascia of the Model S almost similar to the Tesla Model X, with the additional adaptive LED headlights. The HEPA air filtration system is introduced to remove most of the contaminants.
According to the product architect, Elon Musk, Tesla Model S is basically a computer on wheels. This car is designed with an autopilot that can reduce road accidents that may occur due to the consequences of a really long drive. A camera, forward-looking radar, and ultrasonic acoustic location sensors in both front and rear bumpers are incorporated in the car. The car can not only detect other vehicles around it but also responses to road signs, land markings and any other obstacles.
Technical stuff (information, how-tos, problems/issues)
What Does the Central Touchscreen Control Panel Contain? The 17-inch multi-touch panel is run by the operating system Linux or Ubuntu. It is divided into four sections. The top section contains the status symbols, charging instructions, Homelink, driver profiles, vehicle information and Bluetooth. Then we see media apps, Google Maps, energy, web, camera and phone options. The next portion is the central main viewing area. At the bottom, there are controls for doors, locks, lights, temperature, volume etc.
Best Battery Choice for the Car Model S will provide the best performance with the P100D with a 100kWh battery. With this battery, the car can go up to 315 miles with a 2.5 second 0-60 mph sprint.
The Motor in the Tesla Model S The latest improvement in the Tesla Model S is the Dual motor. There are three different choices of motors and all-wheel drive models have the combination of any two of these three – 259hp motor, 382hp motor and 512hp motor.
Tesla Model S Version Comparison and Specifications
How to Upgrade the Versions of the Battery? The available battery versions are 60, 60D, 70, 70D, 75, 75D and 90D. Owners of the 60 & 60D models can upgrade the versions to 75 kWh with a software upgrade. 70 & 70D models can also be upgraded via another software upgrade to 75 kWh which will add almost 19 miles per charge.
How to Improve Trunk Lighting The Tesla_Model_S trunk has a black interior which makes the lights inside seem dim. To add more lights just below the parcel shelf mounting brackets takes around 60 to 90 minutes and $45.
How to add a Sub-woofer and an Amplifier This page will allow you to add a sub-woofer and amplifier to boost the bass.
Tesla Model S How to Create Lighted T The Tesla Model S can be customized to create the T in front to light up. This can create a unique flair to any Tesla vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How fast is Tesla Model S? Tesla Model S is the quickest production car in the current time period with the latest battery pack 100kWh with the capacity of 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Based on speed, it stands side by side with Nissan GT-R or Porsche 911 Turbo.
How far can Tesla Model S go on a single charge? The latest model of Tesla Model S, P100D will go about 315 miles on a single charge. This is the highest mileage on charge among all the electric cars.
How long does it take to charge the Tesla Model S? An almost empty Tesla Model S can be charged within 4 – 4.5 hours with dual charger option. With a much quicker option, Supercharger, it will take just 20 minutes to charge half of the battery.
How much does a Tesla Model S cost? The base price for Tesla Model S starts from $66,000 and can go up to $115,500 depending on the package. The federal tax credit reduces the number by $7,500.
How many Tesla Model S have been sold so far? During the first week of Model S in the market, 520 reservations were made. By the end of the year, the number grew to 15,000. Almost 33,000 units were sold by 2014. The latest delivered number of Tesla Model S in 2015 was 50,068. Almost 57.8% of the total sales of Model S was in the US.
Official Tesla Model S Tax Incentives page (link: https://www.tesla.com/support/incentives)
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