Finally, the manufacturers have made announcement regarding the launch of the Tesla Model S, which was unveiled two years ago. The company has answered the pretty long wait by fans and has assured that the first vehicles will be delivered in mid-2012. For Europe, the date could be a tad delayed. The Tesla Model S will reach European shores by the end of next year. Tesla hopes to produce 5,000 units of Model S in 2012. It also expects bring out 20,000 units a year later.
The first 1,000 cars will be out under the limited edition “Signature Series”. It features a 42 kWh lithium-ion battery which sends power to an electric motor that enables the Model S to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The top speed offered is 125 mph (201 km/h) and it travels up to 300 miles (483 km) on a single charge.
Nothing about the price of the auto has been confirmed though. However the Standard Model S 300M costs approximately $77,400 where as the 230M and 160M cost $67,400 and $57,400 respectively. All these variants will be eligible for a $7,500 U.S. government tax credit.