Tesla Model S getting more expensive

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 22, 2012

Tesla wants to clarify that the Model S pricing will go up very soon but that there are exceptions. For example, the price hike won’t apply to those who have an existing reservation before the effective date of the increase. Also exempted are those who configure their car and finalize their order within a fair, predefined timeframe.

Tesla will offer a few "options package" changes. This means that there are features that are currently considered standard equipment but may turn into a part of an optional package when the price hike takes effect. The reservation holders who have "deferred" will get an email about the price increase.

They can also get the present pricing and options packages by finalizing their configuration and submit their orders within a fair, predefined time frame, just like those who did not defer. It’s believed that the announcement of the price hike, along with the complete information, effective dates, pricing and options packages, will be given within two to three weeks.

Tesla seeks to reassure current reservation holders that they won’t be affected by the price increase if they configure and finalize their order within a fair, predefined time frame after being asked to configure their Model S. Tesla is encouraging consumers to schedule a test-drive so that they could already configure their car.

The Tesla Model S features a front-and-rear two-engine configuration for autonomous electronic torque control to the front and rear wheels. Because of this, it achieves unmatched traction control under all conditions. While ordinary all-wheel drive vehicles compromise fuel economy for added traction, the Tesla's Electric All Wheel Drive system actually makes it more efficient.


With a 0-60 mph time of only 2.8 seconds, the Model S accelerates faster than any other four-door sedan.

With its battery pack centred between the axles on the floor pan, the car’s centre of gravity becomes very low, giving it exceptional handling. Compared to all other production cars, its mass placement is truly ideal for the best possible handling.


Because the Tesla Model S lacks an internal combustion engine, there is space for more cargo and passengers. Five adults and two children on rear-facing jump seats are spaciously accommodated.

Touch Screen

The central 17" touchscreen is an intuitive, multipurpose control and monitor for media, navigation, communications, cabin functions and vehicle data. A lot of the functions are voice-activated and on the instrument panel as well, allowing the driver to remain focused on the road.


The Model S can go long distances without any petrol usage. Its EPA efficiency rating corresponds to 90 mpg.

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