2013 Tesla Model S Drag Racing Racelegal.com 5-31-2013
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Tesla Motors, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA. After 10 years, Tesla posted profits for the first time during the first quarter of 2013.
Tesla Motors gained widespread attention by producing the Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car, followed by the Model S, a fully electric luxury sedan.
Tesla also markets electric powertrain components, including lithium-ion battery packs, to other automakers, including Daimler and Toyota. Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has said he envisions Tesla as an independent automaker, aimed at eventually mass-producing fully electric cars at a price affordable to the average consumer.
Retail deliveries of the Model S in the U.S. began on June 22, 2012, at a special event held at the Tesla Factory in California. The sedan was originally code-named "Whitestar."  Tesla is building the Model S  in Fremont, California in an assembly plant formerly operated by NUMMI, a defunct joint venture of Toyota and General Motors. The United States Environmental Protection Agency range for the 85 kW·h battery pack model, the first trim launched in the United States market, is 265 mi (426 km), and 208 mi (335 km) for the model with the 60 kW·h battery.
Among other awards, the Model S won the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine's 2013 Car of the Year, and Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award. About 2,650 Model S cars were sold in the U.S. during 2012, and 4,900 units during the first quarter of 2013, allowing the Model S to become the top selling plug-in electric car in North America during the first quarter of 2013, ahead of the Chevrolet Volt with 4,421 units, and the Nissan Leaf with 3,695. Tesla increased its 2013 sales target to 21,000 units in April 2013, and expects global sales of 30,000 units in 2014, with 15,000 units in the United States, 10,000 units in Europe and 5,000 in Asia.
How It Feels Going From A Chevy Volt To A Tesla Model S
For the past week, I've been cruising around in a Chevy Volt. But for one
day, I got the privilege of driving a Tesla Model S.
(And not just any Tesla Model S either. I got to drive the more powerful,
higher end Tesla Model S P 85, which starts at $87,070 after a $7,500
federal tax credit.)
While the Chevy Volt (base price of $26,685 with a tax credit) and Tesla
Model S aren't exactly in the same class, I really liked the styling and
performance of the Volt. Not to mention Chevy's offering is a plug-in
hybrid — meaning it can run on either electricity or gas.
So, what does an extra $60,000 get you in the Tesla Model S that you can't
get in the Chevy Volt? Watch the video to find out.
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650 HP E63 Bi Turbo AMG vs. Tesla Model S P85 - Drag Race Video - Road Test TV
http://www.RoadTestTV.com An 85 kw Tesla Model S takes on a Tuned E63 in a
1/4 mile drag race. This is the same Tesla that recently beat a Dodge Viper
and an E63 in a drag race as well as set the record for quickest stock
production electric car in the 1/4 mile. For information regarding the
next Street Car Drags event, go to http://www.StreetCarDrags.com
Stock E63 12.08 @ 116 mph run http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqCzthEynmM