Tesla S Concept 2012
Telsa Motor's Photo, 2009
Tesla S Concept 2012 Technical Data
BATTERY CELLS: Advanced lithium-ion chemistry yields 20-percent improvement in energy density, 50 percent more energy output over Roadster.
BATTERY PACK: 8,000 commodity cells; standard 42-kWh pack gives 160-mile range; 230-mile (50-plus kWh) and 300-mile (70 kWh) packs to come later for rental or purchase; quicker to change than a gas tank. The 300-mile pack will use an entirely different cell chemistry than the other two.
CHARGING: 3.5-hour charge (at 220 Volts, 70 Amps) standard, 45-minute fast charge (at 440 Volts, unspecified Amperage) available.
DRIVETRAIN: 9-inch liquid-cooled motor between the rear wheels, output not specified; single-speed transmission; rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel-drive "in the works".
WEIGHT: Curb weight just over 4000 pounds; distribution 55-45, biased toward the rear.
PERFORMANCE: 0-to-60 in 5.6 seconds; top speed 130 mph in upcoming "Sport" model.
BODY: "Mostly" aluminum chassis and body;target coefficient of drag: 0.26 - 0.27.
PRICE: Base price $57,400, before $7,500 Federal tax credit; base version comes with 160-mile battery pack.
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