Tesla Model S Rolling

Tesla Model S deliveries have unofficially started last weekend.

These first unofficial deliveries started right after the certification and homologation by all relevant U.S. government agencies.

The very first Model S went to none other than Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson, who secured the “TSLA S1” California license plate for it.

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is reportedly driving production car number 002 around Los Angeles as well.

Both these early production cars are top of the line “Signature Series” cars equipped with the largest 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack. The range with this battery pack should be up to 320 miles, depending on other options chosen and how often they are used.

According to a story published in July 2010 in the San Jose Mercury-News, Jurvetson beat Musk to the punch during a board meeting to gain the first spot on the Model S reservation list.

Tesla is currently gearing up for the first official customer deliveries to start on June 22nd.

George Blankenship, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience, also announced yesterday that Tesla will launch on June 23rd and 24th the Get Amped Model S Tour at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. The tour aims to offer 5,000 test drives in 45 days across the U.S. and Canada.

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  • Volume Van

    Excellent. Hope Tesla sells atleast few 100s of units in June to give a boost to Plugin category in Hybrid Dashboard.

    If this model can go 300 miles as promised, then it will prove that EVs are also capacity of long distance driving. Also there are many EV charging stations popping up and the count has already increased to 10,000 +.

  • FamilyGuy

    That’s great that it can 300 miles on one charge. But how long to recharge it? Are you willing to wait as long as it takes on a 360 mile trip?

    At least the people running the company are driving the cars. They are putting their money where the mouth is. I respect that.

  • MrEnergyCzar

    I think the real world range comes in at around 275 miles for the big battery…. still the highest in history for a production EV…

    MrEnergyCzar

  • Max Reid

    Fast Chargers (Level-3) can recharge the car in 30 minutes. During lunch, we can get the vehicle fully charged. Or if its evening, have a coffee and snacks when the vehicle is charged.

    How many trips are we going to make in our life that needs full charging so quickly.

  • Mr. Ford

    Sehr nette Rezension von “Tesla” Model S!! Ich glaube, eines der besten Hybrid Autos Review, das, die ich je gelesen habe. Bisher Auto Farbe zieht mich sehr und ich werde freuen uns auf bald Probefahrt dieses awesome Auto. Vielen Dank