Tesla Motors Brings Model S to the Autobahn for the First Time
Press Preview in Munich Marks the Beginning of Company's Global Rollout of Model S
MUNICH, GERMANY, Nov 01, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Tesla Motors TSLA announced today that Model S, theworld's first premium electric sedan, arrived in Europe last week fora nearly weeklong press preview in Munich, Germany. This marks thebeginning of marketing activity for Model S outside North America.European press and media had the chance to drive Model S on all typesof typical European roads and cruised effortlessly on the Autobahnfor the very first time. Tesla plans to deliver Model S toreservation holders in Europe and Asia in 2013.
"Our goal has always been to build the best car in the world and setnew standards for safety, range, design and performance. We haveachieved this with Model S in North America and now it's time tointroduce the extraordinary Model S driving experience to Europe,"said Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO. "Our Tesla Roadsterintroduced us to the world and we believe Model S will now be seen asthe ideal alternative for customers seeking the most advanced luxuryperformance sedan available today."
Model S has the same immediate response, instant torque and smoothacceleration that made Roadster famous. Model S accelerates from 0 to100 km/h in 4.6 seconds without hesitation and without a drop ofgasoline.
Model S is the world's first premium sedan built from the ground upas an electric vehicle and has been engineered to elevate thepublic's expectations of what a premium sedan can be. At the heart ofModel S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedentedrange and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure,nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center ofgravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected fromworld's best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxuryperformance sedan.
Setting the bar for electric driving range, Model S offers 40 kWh, 60kWh and 85 kWh battery options. All deliver unprecedented range, withthe 85 kWh equipped car achieving up to 500 kilometers on a singlecharge. All three batteries use automotive-grade lithium-ion cellsarranged for optimum energy density, thermal management and safety.
Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, theinterior of Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in itsclass and includes a second trunk under the hood. The interiorfeatures a 17" in-dash touchscreen with Internet capabilities,allowing for streaming radio, web browsing and navigation.
About Tesla Tesla's goal is to accelerate the world's transition toelectric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordableelectric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs,as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota andDaimler. Tesla has delivered more than 2,400 Roadsters to customersworldwide. Model S, the first premium sedan to be engineered from theground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries to U.S. customersin June of this year. Tesla has already received more than 13,000reservations worldwide for Model S.
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