The Tesla Model S continues to gather attention and accolades. Not quite a successor to the high-performance Roadster, the Model S is a premium sedan with sporty handling and handsome design that has served as a wake-up call to larger manufacturers that electric cars don’t have to be bland.
Tesla posted the Model S’ first price increase since the car went on sale in 2009, raising 2013 prices to $58,900. Tesla says this is less than the rate of inflation, and a smaller increase than its competitors have experienced in the same time period.
The vital statistics of the Model S remain the same: it’s got a choice of 40 kWh, 60 kWh and 85 kWh powertrains that store energy in lithium-ion batteries. The 85 kWh Model S has a range of 265 miles. A spacious interior, generous cargo space and a massive 17-inch touchscreen on the dash also set the Model S apart.