Toronto, Ontario – Canadians can now place their reservations for the all-electric Tesla Model S. The company said that the upcoming model is the world’s first premium electric sedan.

Deliveries of the Model S will begin in mid-2012. The first sedan designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the Model S features a floor-mounted battery pack for optimal interior space and a second storage compartment under the front hood.

The Model S will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in less than six seconds. Three range models will be available, able to travel for 260 km, 370 km or 480 km on a charge. The Model S can be recharged using any conventional outlet and in as little as 45 minutes.

The base price will be $57,400, and will qualify for electric vehicle incentives where available, including one for $8,500 in Ontario. The vehicle will include a touch screen with in-car 3G connectivity, allowing seamless switching from navigation, media and internal controls, and the ability to monitor the charging status remotely from smart phones or computers.

Tesla will produce 5,000 Model S sedans in 2012 before ramping up to 20,000 per year in 2013. The first 1,000 cars will be the North American Model S Signature Series, equipped with a 480-km range battery pack, unique badging and comprehensive options. The company will open a store in Toronto in the near future, adding to its roster of 18 showrooms worldwide.

To reserve the Model S online, visit Tesla.

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