Tesla Model S is already sold out, CEO Elon Musk says

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 31, 2011

Although the model didn’t even hit the dealerships, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the Model S is already sold out. That’s right folks, if you wanted to buy next year a Tesla Model S you should wait until 2013. According to Elon Musk, Tesla has more than 6,500 orders for the Model S, which will carry a base price of $50,000.

What’s more interesting is that 600 people who bought the Roadster, also ordered a Tesla Model S, the rest are new buyers. Tesla will start the deliveries of the electric sedan by mid-2012, and it should earn a profit in 2013. Still, the company will announce its financial results for the quarter that ended on Sept. 30 on Wednesday.

Tesla also confirmed last week that it will build a new Roadster that will be launched in 2014. Same Elon Musk confirmed the new car and the fact that it will not be based on the Lotus mechanicals.

Model X crossover will be revealed by the end of this year in the Apha form, but we have no date for the release of this model. The 2014 Tesla Roadster is expected to use a shortened version of the architecture developed for the Model S.

It’s plain to see how many of us got blown away by Tesla’s 21st century automotive engineering. The Tesla evolution is so phenomenal that (almost) everyone wants to have at least one Tesla car immediately. You know that kind of feeling --- to be envied by those who are still on the wait list. Right?

Tesla’s renowned Model S is actually the first fully electric sedan that was ever created. Without a doubt, the revolutionary model’s efficiency, safety and performance quality are more than what anyone had ever expected. That’s because the Tesla Model S has the highest possible safety rates and longest range in all electric vehicles out in the market. Not to mention, the Palo Alto-based automotive company continues to improve the brand’s over-the-air software updates to give consumers what they truly deserve.

The Model S is based on Tesla’s architectural blueprint. To help reduce the risk of rollover, Tesla places the battery particularly on the floor pan to provide the so-called “low centre of gravity” between the axles. In other words, the position of the battery plays an important role when it comes to the car’s overall performance, safety and optimum handling. And since the Tesla Model S has no front engine, the energy or impact absorption is even better (than any other vehicle) due to the much-bigger crumple region.

In fact when it comes to safety, the Tesla Model S is considered to be among the safest cars around. Thanks again to Tesla’s one-of-a-kind electric drive train underneath, the same model has set a new safety record judging from the Euro NCAP’s 5-star rating as well as the NHTSA-approved safety standards in the US.

On the other hand, Tesla’s Electric All Wheel Drive system maximises the Model S’ powerful and efficient performance. They have equipped the car with 2 motors, with each one for the front and rear wheels. Then, the same model also features the digital and independent traction control units for incredible torque without taking its toll on fuel consumption. Performance wise, the Model S is the fastest 4-door sedan based on its impressive 0-60mph in 2.8-second record.

Luckily for those who placed their orders early on, they will surely have a good time driving their Teslas real soon. The Tesla Model S’ convenient features includes autopark, summon, autosteer and the highly intuitive cruise control. Then it also has the lane departure warning, blind spot detection unit, collision warning and the automatic emergency braking system for all around safety.

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