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Detroit 2010: Tesla Model S Electric Luxury Sedan Coming in 2012

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces 1,000th Tesla Roadster to be auctioned off, with proceeds going to environmental groups

 |  Jan 12 2010, 2:45 PM

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Tesla has a significant presence at the Detroit Auto Show and shared its section of the show floor with such revered brands as Audi and Lotus. Displaying three models, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company’s latest project, the Model S, is expected to be on sale in two years.

This fully-electric luxury sedan has a range of up to 300 miles and can hit 60 mph in just over 6 seconds. With room for five adults and two children, Tesla has previously announced that it hopes to sell the Model S for a retail price of 49,900 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. Both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive versions are planned.

In addition to the Model S news, Tesla displayed a Roadster model (the company’s original car), that recently drove across America.

Finally, an additional Roadster model is the brand’s 1,000th vehicle produced. Musk announced that the car will be auctioned-off with the proceeds going to help several environmental groups.

GALLERY: Tesla Model S

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  • Mike

    If Tesla could produce an electric foor door family sedan that would travel 200+ miles on a single charge for a price of 25-30K I believe people would take a number and stand in line to purchase one. I know I would.

  • chris

    There is no way GM will let Tesla make an electic sedan with a 200-300 mile range. They have maintained the illusion that it is not possible for this long and know how to play hardball to maintain it.

  • Pedestrian

    GM could not compete with japanese and Korean cars in US mass market! Tesla isn’t going to be any different unless it does so by own virtue.