A couple of days ago, a Tesla Motors employee confirmed that the first ever prototype of the much-anticipated all electric Model S sedan is up and running. While at the time Tesla had not confirmed anything, the electric automaker has quietly released a video of what is known as the Model S Alpha (there is another prototype in the works called ‘Beta’).
“Model S, engineered from the ground up as an EV, is meticulously designed for superior aerodynamics, stability and handling, crash safety, performance and range,” Tesla said. “Before Model S enters production it will have been thoroughly tested using both computer simulations and test vehicles. Tesla will complete two vehicle testing phases, Alpha and Beta. The Alpha phase began in 2010. Here is one Alpha driving in California.”
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Refresher: The Tesla Model S sedan can be recharged from any 120v, 208v or 240v outlet. Depending on which Model S trim-level you chose, the all-electric sedan will provide you with a total range of 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge. 0 to 60 comes in just 5.6 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 130 mph. Pricing is expected to come in at $49,900 after a federal tax credit of $7,500. A $5,000 reservation fee is required but is refundable.
Video: Tesla Model S Alpha Prototype:
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– By: Omar Rana