Tesla Model S Overview Updated June 20, 2017

Tesla Model S

First volume production car developed from the ground up by Tesla

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August 2013 - June 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 June 20

Hypermiling is the practice of driving vehicles as efficiently as possible in order to achieve the longest distance possible on one charge/fuel tank.

It’s not a useful way to determine the range of a vehicle, but it’s an interesting way to see how the way someone drives can impact fuel efficiency.

Tesla’s Model S has been a popular vehicle for hypermilers to push to its limit and now they set a new record: 901.2 km (~560 miles). expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories June 6

Tesla holds a tight grip on its used vehicle market through its certified pre-owned program. As previously reported, it resulted in the Tesla Model S retaining its value better than gas-powered cars in its segment – losing only 28% after 50,000 miles, according to an Autolist report.

Unfortunately for people looking to get a cheap second-hand Tesla, it wasn’t the easiest thing to find a good bargain… until now.

The automaker is now listing a lot of new Certified Pre-Owned Model S vehicles for less than $40,000. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories June 2

Tesla has been on a mission to streamline its options for the Model S and X. Lately, it resulted in removing the software-locked 60 kWh battery pack option and earlier this week, Tesla introduced a new online design studio to bundle the options available on Tesla’s vehicles.

Now we learn that the automaker is removing one of those options: the 90 kWh battery pack. expand full story


Tesla Model S Stories June 1

Tesla is looking to streamline the ordering process with the Model 3 and today we learn that Tesla is testing a new simpler configurator for the Model S and X.

The new configurator bundles the options and moves away from associating the models with their battery packs. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories May 31

Tesla’s vehicles get rarely stolen thanks to its always-on advanced GPS tracking feature, but there are always a few non-techie thieves who make the mistakes and it results in some satisfying justice, like when a Model S was briefly stolen in Vancouver and the owner gave live-instructions to the police while they were catching up with the thief.

But there are also some professional car thieves who know exactly what they are doing.

We reported last year on two separate events of new Tesla vehicles being stolen in Europe and they were never recovered. Now we might have a good idea of what happened to those vehicles. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories May 30

Over the past few years, Tesla had custom vehicles made on Memorial Day to commemorate military veterans and to later use the vehicles as part of its veteran program.

The latest custom vehicle features a fairly impressive custom wrap. expand full story


Tesla Model S Stories May 26

While Tesla has been increasingly focusing on other markets, like China, where it had some significant success lately, the US remains Tesla’s most important market and where it dominates its segments.

Tesla shocked the industry last year when it confirmed having delivered 25,202 Model S sedans in the U.S. in 2015, which gave the company a 25% market share in the premium sedan market.

Some industry watchers thought that it might be a fluke, but the latest registration data suggests that Tesla is still maintaining its lead in the large luxury sedan segment in 2017. expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories May 25

I’ve had my 2017 Chevy Bolt for over a month now and have been pleasantly surprised about how much it has to offer. Like I really, really love this car even months after our review.  While I still prefer my twice as expensive 2013 Tesla Model S overall, there are a number of areas where the Bolt beats the Tesla – and I mean the 2013 Model S but also in many cases Tesla’s new/upcoming models as well. Some of these things Tesla could choose to fix, but most are inherent design decisions.

Also I should note before y’all head to the comments that we love all EVs here at Electrek and before a Tesla vs. Bolt fight breaks out remember that we’re all on the same “Team EV” here. 

And with that, let’s look at some advantages of a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV… expand full story

Tesla Model S Stories May 16

After an almost two-week long dry spell on Tesla Model 3 sightings, they are coming back strong with new red and silver release candidates just in the past few days.

Today, we get a good high-resolution look at a blue Model 3 release candidate and in bonus, we see it next to a Model S for perspective. expand full story


Tesla Model S Stories May 5

When it comes to Tesla prototypes, we have mainly been reporting on Model 3 release candidates, but there are also a few test programs with the Model S out there.

For example, an interesting Model S prototype has been recently spotted with two steering wheels.  expand full story

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