Tesla Model S among Time's magazine best inventions of 2012

Time Magazine has just released its list of the best inventions of 2012 and Tesla Model S was the only vehicle to be honored this year.

Time mentions that Tesla Model S with the lines of a Jaguar, has 265-mile range and touch-screen cabin that controls the GPS navigation, adjusts the suspension, the sound system and more.



Tesla is also building a network of charging stations and six are already open.

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It’s a full-sized electric sedan and deliveries started in the United States in June, 2012. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the Model S luxury model equipped with a 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is 265 miles (426 km), topping the Tesla Roadster and making the Model S the electric car with the greatest range available in the market.EPA’s energy consumption is rated at 855 kilojoules per kilometre (38 kW·h/100 mi) for a combined fuel economy of 89 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.64 L/100 km).

Tesla has also scheduled the release of a base model with a smaller 40 kW·h battery expected to deliver a range of 160 miles (260 km) and mid-range model with a 60 kW·h battery pack, both slated the fourth quarter of 2012.   wikipedia



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source Time