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 |  Aug 02 2012, 2:30 PM

Tesla Model S

Tesla’s Model S sedan is the brand’s second vehicle to date. While the Roadster is no long available, Tesla has moved to more practical vehicles, like this Model S.

The Model S continues to expand on Tesla’s past performance with the Roadster, and puts a priority on driving range. In an interesting twist, Tesla offers the Model S with three different sized batteries, each one makes a huge impact in terms of range, and pricing.

The three batteries offer different stats on performance as well. The 40kW battery is said to have a range of 160 miles, and a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds. The 60kW is supposed to be able to reach 230 miles on a single charge, and can hit 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Finally the 85kW battery can go a whopping 300 miles on a charge, and is able to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

The Model S starts at $49,900 for the smallest battery, and can reach prices beyond $84,900 with the biggest battery. The Tesla Sedan also features some of the latest automotive technology, including some a geek-tastic 17-inch center-console touchscreen.

Tesla also helps bring some piece of mind to those worried about battery issues by offering a standard 8-year, 100,000 mile warranty on the Model S.