Tesla Motors gave me an inside look at the Model S when I was at the Detroit Auto Show. It showcased Tesla’s revolutionary approach to vehicle engineering. The Model S ground up Built Their OWN ELECTRIC VEHICLE and it rocks on aerodynamics, stability and handling, crash safety, performance and range.
“We’ve engineered Model S to be a great driver’s car,” says Peter Rawlinson, VP of Engineering, Tesla. “Suspension, aerodynamics, and the marriage of the battery pack to the body structure distinguish Model S as the superior vehicle of its class.”
Model S development includes Alpha and Beta testing phases. The Alpha testing phase began in 2010. In the alpha phase, Tesla will test Model S under extreme conditions for brakes, suspension, driving dynamics, fit and finish, and safety requirements.
Tesla already has over 3,500 Model S reservations. The car will begin production in mid-2012 at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, CA.