The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) sports car produced by the electric car firm Tesla Motors in California between 2008 and 2012. The Roadster was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production for sale in the United States in recent times.
Since 2008 Tesla had sold more than 2,400 Roadsters in 31 countries through September 2012, and most of the remaining Tesla Roadsters were sold in Europe and Asia during the fourth quarter of 2012. Tesla began producing right-hand-drive Roadsters in early 2010. The Roadster had a 2010 base price of US9,000 in the United States, GB£86,950 in the United Kingdom, A1,888 in Australia, and €84,000 in continental Europe. As an electric vehicle, the Roadster qualified for several government incentives in many nations.
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Tesla Model S
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The Tesla Model S is a full-sized electric four-door hatchback sports sedan produced by Tesla Motors. First shown to the public at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as a prototype, retail deliveries started in the United States in June 2012.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the Model S Performance model equipped with an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is 265 miles (426 km), topping the Tesla Roadster and making the Model S the electric car with the greatest range available in the market. The EPA range for the model with the 60 kW·h battery is 208 mi (335 km). EPA’s energy consumption is rated at 237.5 W·h per kilometre (38 kW·h/100 mi) for a combined fuel economy of 89 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.64 L/100 km). Tesla had also scheduled the release of a base model with a smaller 40 kW·h battery expected to deliver a range of 160 miles (260 km) but decided against this entry-level model.
Tesla allocated the first 1,000 sedans off the production line to a Signature and Signature Performance limited edition, equipped with the 85 kW·h battery pack, and priced in the U.S. at US,400 and US5,400 respectively, before any applicable U.S. federal and local government tax credits and incentives. The base Model S starts at US,900 with a 60 kW·h battery pack up to US,900 with the 85 kW·h pack before any government subsidies. Since its introduction, cumulative sales reached around 9,650 units through April 2013, with most units delivered in the U.S. The Model S ranked as the top selling plug-in electric car in North America during the first quarter of 2013 with 4,900 cars sold, ahead of the Chevrolet Volt (4,421) and the Nissan Leaf (3,695).
The Tesla Model S has won numerous awards and recognition such as the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year, Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award, and Consumer Reports’ top-scoring car ever.
3.4 Instrument Panel and Touchscreen
3.6 Supercharger network
3.6.1 Battery swapping
3.7 Vehicle warranty and maintenance
4 Sales and markets
4.1 United States
4.2 Other markets
6.1 The New York Times article
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
2 Corporate strategy
3 History and financing
3.1 2010 initial public offering
4 Car models
4.1 Tesla Roadster
4.2 Model S
4.3 Model X
4.4 Future models
4.5.1 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
4.5.2 Smart Fortwo
4.5.3 Toyota RAV4 EV
4.5.4 Freightliner Electric Van
5.1 United States
5.1.1 Tesla Factory
5.2 Supercharger network
5.2.1 Battery swapping
5.3.1 European parts content
5.6 Regional sales and service centers
7 Selling cars without dealers
8.1 Fisker Automotive
8.2 Magna International
8.3 Founder dispute
8.4 Top Gear
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