Tesla delivers first Model S electric executive cars to American customers
Designed from its inception as an electric vehicle, the Model S is benchmarked against the biggest selling models in the executive segment and offers a range of up to 265 miles from the battery under the cabin floor. Tesla Motors has had more than 10,000 orders to date, including a 150-vehicle order from Athlon Car Lease in Europe, and anticipates building 20,000 vehicles before the end of 2013.
Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder, CEO and Chief Product Architect, said: ‘In 2009, we set out to build the most innovative car of the 21st century, and since then have dedicated ourselves to developing and testing Model S to ensure that under any situation, Model S never disappoints.
‘Today we achieved our goal with an exceptional car that we believe sets a new standard for efficiency, safety, style, technology, operating cost and performance.’