NEW FOR 2012:

– All-new model

The electric Tesla Model S is an all-new model for 2012, and will be sold in limited quantities in Canada. There are plans to build 5,000 worldwide for 2012.

The Model S uses an electric motor with single-speed transmission and floor-mounted lithium-ion battery pack. It is offered with three range options of 160 miles (257 km), 230 miles (370 km) and 300 miles (482 km). The first 200 cars for Canada will be the Signature line, which includes the 300-mile-range battery pack. The regular model will accelerate from zero to 96 km/h in 5.6 seconds. A performance option, available on the 300-mile models, will achieve 4.4 seconds. Top speed is 209 km/h.

Standard or available features include 19-inch alloy wheels, 17-inch touch-screen, four USB ports, wireless connectivity, navigation system, front trunk, concealed charging port, panoramic sunroof, air suspension, charging cord, programmable keyless entry, and leather upholstery. An optional package of two rear-facing child seats provides seating for five adults and two children.

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