Tesla Model S Overview Updated February 15, 2017

Tesla Model S

First volume production car developed from the ground up by Tesla

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August 2013 - February 2017

The Tesla Model S is an all-electric luxury sedan and the first vehicle developed from the ground up by Tesla. The Tesla Roadster was the first vehicle developed by Tesla, but it was based on a chassis by Lotus.

The Model S start at $66,000 for the Model S 60 base version and can go up to $130,000 in the US for the all equipped Model S P90D with Ludicrous mode.

The range varies from 210 miles to 284 miles.

You can read our latest stories on the Tesla Model S below:

Tesla Model S Stories February 15

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As we reported yesterday, a Tesla driver sacrificed his Model S to help save an unconscious man having a stroke on the highway. The unconscious man’s station wagon was out of control on the highway and the Tesla driver slowed his car in front of the wagon until it hit the bumper in order to bring it to a stop.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now congratulated him for his heroic action and even said that Tesla would pay for the damages. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories February 14

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The controversy around Tesla’s undisclosed performance restrictions is finally truly coming to an end this week. We reported on Tesla limiting the power output of its performance vehicles after frequent use of ‘launch mode’ and max power. It’s something other sports car manufacturers do in order to prevent premature wear of components caused by the high stress placed on them during those launches, but the problem was that Tesla didn’t tell the owners that they were imposing permanent restrictions because of it.

Last month, Tesla’s President of Sales and Service, Jon McNeill, confirmed that they will end all software performance reductions tied to the frequent use of max power and launch mode. This week, the update started being pushed to customers. expand full story

Aluminum bodies are great for electric vehicles since they are lighter and enable longer range, but any Tesla Model S owner who had to get body work done on their car will tell you that it is not cheap.

It’s why Tesla drivers are especially careful not to even get a door ding on their car and why it’s particularly surprising to learn of a Tesla driver who intentionally collided with another car on the highway. Though it was definitely for a good reason. expand full story


Dubai, through the Dubai Future Foundation, has been making a push for autonomous driving technology since last year. They announced a goal to convert 25% of the city’s traffic to autonomous driving by 2030 and even unveiled a concept for an autonomous Tesla taxi.

They now plan to make that concept a reality and officially ordered 200 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs with ‘fully self-driving-capability’ from Tesla. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories February 12

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Last year, we reported on a tragic accident in a Tesla Model S in Indianapolis. The crash led to the death of Kevin McCarthy, the owner of the Model S and a passenger during the accident since it was driven by her employee, Casey Speckman, who also died in the crash.

Even though it happened last November, the accident is coming back into the news as the police revealed that both Speckman and McCarthy were intoxicated at the time of the accident. Despite the revelation, the father of the driver is blaming the death of his daughter on Tesla – going as far as saying that “had she been in another vehicle she would have been alive”. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories February 10

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The popularity of the Tesla Model S encouraged several car tuners to include Tesla modifications into their products lines. Some of them, like Saleen, claimed that they were tuning the performance of the vehicle, but ultimately, they were all only able to demonstrate body modifications.

We might now be witnessing the first truly tuned Tesla Model S after Jason Hughes managed to modified his Model S P85 to get about 30% more power out of it. expand full story


Tesla Model S Stories February 7

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Tesla’s in-car internet browser is bad. Almost unusable. An upcoming software update is expected to improve it significantly and it could change the way Tesla owners use their large 17-in center screen since, as a new study shows, a strong majority of Tesla owners currently don’t even use the browser.

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With the introduction of the P100D with Ludicrous mode, Tesla’s Model S officially became a ’10-second-car’ with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds. But the company kept improving on the software and was able to shave just over a tenth of a second with a software upgrade that has been referred to as ‘Ludicrous+’ mode.

Now Motor Trend tested the latest version of the Tesla Model S P100D with the ‘Ludicrous+’ mode and claims two new records: 0-60 mph in 2.28 seconds and quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories February 6

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Electrek’s publisher has a Tesla Model S with rear-facing child seats, which his two kids often use. He recalls having been yelled at on a few occasions by concerned passersby when they see him put his kids in the trunk, but it never escalated to a gunpoint standoff like it did this weekend for a Tesla Model S driver in California. expand full story

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