Tesla Motors is a well-known car company specialized in electric vehicles. I am sure most of you know that, but did you know that they are currently manufacturing only one type of car, the Model S? They started with the Tesla Roadsters and they are planning on building the Tesla X, an electric SUV.
Now, the 2015 Tesla Model S is quite similar to the 2014 model. It features a rear wheel drive electric motor with two battery pack options and three power levels:
The 60 kWh battery pack supplies 302 horsepower rating and 317 pound-feet of torque. This is the least expensive model with a 208 miles range. This is the only model of the car with no supercharging as standard (still available as a paid option, costing 2500$ – the Supercharging being available as a software update).
Specs Of 2015 Tesla Model S
The 85 kWh battery pack with two power levels. A 362 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque and a more powerful 416 horsepower and a massive 443 pound-feet of torque, the latter being able to accelerate up to 60 MPH in around 4.2 seconds and that is super-car fast territory! This doesn’t mean the others are slow. All the Tesla are able to accelerate to 60 MPH in less than 6 seconds and are able to go up to 120 MPH which is quite great result.
Around the power-train it’s wrapped a body with a luxurious interior. The 2015 Tesla Model S is a five-door lift back with four seats in the car compartment and an optional two baby seats in the trunk. The Model S is also the only limousine with two trunks, a normal trunk, located at the back and a front trunk, which is popularly called by Tesla a “frunk”.
The dashboard is very easy to read and, instead of the old fashioned dials it features a LCD screen that will display information about speed, drive mode (Sport, ECO or Normal), the number of miles until you run out of juice and some additional information like tire pressure, temperature, energy consumption and similar.
On the center console you can find large 17 inch touch-screen with all the functionality of a tablet combined with all in one entertainment system. With the help of this screen you can access the internet, browse music on your hard-drive or control the complex electric system of the car (this can show the info on how the engine works or how the regenerative braking system is working).
Changes For 2015 Tesla Model S
The 2015 electric Tesla Model S will be able to get over 90 MPG for the 60 kWh battery pack and up to 88 MPG for the 85 kWh model. This will result in an average of 1.1 dollars for each 25 miles and the best thing is that with the help of the Supercharger stations the car is able to charge up to 80 percent that is enough for at least 170 miles in as low as 30 minutes!