Ahead of deliveries beginning in 2012, the Tesla Model S Alpha has hit the road for the first time. Tesla will test the car in two phases – Alpha and Beta. Tesla had started the Alpha testing session in 2010 and will now rigorously test the car hereafter in different climatic conditions. Before the car reaches its customers Tesla will extensively test the vehicle using computer simulations and test vehicles.
The Tesla Model S is an EV (Electric Vehicle) that can seat 7 has efficient aerodynamics, provides good stability and handling, crash safety, performance and range. The Model S has more cargo space than most sedans. The powertrain features a liquid cooled floor mounted battery and single speed gearbox. The body is made of stamped aluminum.
It has premium interiors making it a luxury sedan. There’s a 17 inch touch screen with in-car connectivity for GPS navigation, streaming radio etc
The Model S does 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and has a top speed of 120 mph making it a performance sedan. The three battery pack options are 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge. Recharge can be done within 45 minutes.The Model S looks great and we can hope that it gets better by the time production starts.