Tesla Model S Overview Updated August 19, 2017

Tesla Model S

First volume production car developed from the ground up by Tesla

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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 Today

Tesla will add automatic “enter/exit” seat positions in future software update after Twitter request

Tesla is leveraging both its CEO’s popularity on twitter and its cars’ over-the-air update capability to respond to another customer request, with CEO Elon Musk promising on twitter that a future software update will include a function to automatically move the seat and steering wheel into a more comfortable position for entry and exit when the vehicle is put in park.

The Model S can be slightly difficult to get in and out of for less-flexible people, so this feature should be a nice addition for many customers.  I’ve personally seen several owners who have an “enter/exit” driver profile on their Teslas, with the seat and wheel position saved for easier exit and entry.  So while this workaround was always possible, Tesla’s software update will make it more automatic.

Tesla Model S Stories Yesterday

Have you ever ask yourself how the Tesla Model S would fare against a brick wall? Now you have the answer.

A teen stole his father’s Model S in the Netherlands earlier today and after engaging in a police chase, the teen crashed the car into a house. Fortunately, none of the passengers of the vehicle nor the occupants of the house were seriously injured. expand full story

A recent update to the Tesla Model S’ interior went under the radar. When Tesla repackaged its Model S and Model X interior options last month, it also updated the Model S’ back seat and those first vehicles with the new feature should be delivered soon. expand full story

The Tesla Model S is arguably the most advanced and futuristic-looking car in production today. Its 17-inch touchscreen and Autopilot features can impress even the most tech savvy millennials, but now imagine experiencing the vehicle as a person in their nineties. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories August 16

Grand-Ducale police in Luxembourg confirmed today that they are purchasing two Tesla Model S sedans to use as patrol cars. expand full story

Last year, the German Environment Minister for North Rhine-Westphalia, Johannes Remmel of the Green Party, bought a Tesla Model S 90D as his official government car.

The move was seen as a statement for electric cars, but now the new Environment Minister is getting rid of it. expand full story

As we recently reported, Tesla used car business, or “remarketing business” as it is called internally, has been in full expansion with more inventories.

Now, Tesla is making a surprising new move by bringing the new inventory on third-party websites. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories August 11

The timing of Tesla Model 3 deliveries is especially important to reservation holders in the US because it can impact their access to the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

At this point, no one, even Tesla, knows exactly when the phase out period will start, since it starts when they hit 200,000 total deliveries in the US, but the company has the most insights into when that can happen and they are now using it to sell Model S to Model 3 reservation holders. expand full story

We already have seen several Tesla Model S wagon renderings that were well-received, but now a company is actually developing a prototype that could turn into a small series production. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories August 4

Just over a month ago we saw a new hypermiling record in a Model S – 560 miles (901 km) on a charge.  When we posted our article about that, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded on twitter, stating that “over 1000 km should be possible in a 100D with the right tires.”

Well, now we have news that a Tesla Owners group in Italy took Musk up on his challenge and managed to shatter the previous hypermiling record with a Model S 100D, beating it by over 100 miles and finishing just shy of 670 miles on a single charge.

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