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2012 Tesla Model S Hatchback

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  • $92,400 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2012 Tesla Model S Hatchback

The problem with electric vehicles has always been range. Tesla has dealt with this by employing bigger and better batteries in the Model S than have previously been seen in electric vehicles. Even with the smallest batteries in its most basic trim, Tesla still claims a 200+ mile range for the Model S, easily besting the range of any of its potential competitors. Beyond the drivetrain though, the Model S is a competent luxury car. There is lots of room both inside the passenger cabin and in the trunk, making the Model S both spacious and practical. The car can even be fitted with a pair of rear facing jump seats pushing the seating total up to seven. Model S ownership starts at around $57,400, making it comparable to many European large luxury sedans, and while the Model S matches most of these sedans in terms of luxury and performance, it offers other benefits they can't hope to match.

What's new for 2012?

The Tesla Model S is Tesla's second all-electric model. While the roadster was strictly for enthusiasts, the Model S is a 'do-everything' sports sedan, with great range and performance car-like acceleration with the added practicality of room for 5.

Model Strengths

  • Fully electric drivetrain luxurious interior with plenty of space, great performance, good looks

Model Review

The Tesla Model S comes with one of three basic powertrain choices, two of which are available in the standard Model S and the third of which is only available on the Model S Performance. The standard Model S comes with 60kwh and 85kwh battery options, the 60kwh version is powered by a 302-hp electric motor and has an EPA certified range of 208 miles. The 85kwh Model S ups the range to 265 miles, while simultaneously increasing horsepower to 362. The Model S Performance also utilizes 85kwh batteries for a 265-mile range, but the electric motor has been boosted to 416 hp.

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Braking & Traction

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Passenger Restraint

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Security

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2012 Tesla Model S Hatchback

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