2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan officially starts at $57,400


The 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan is closing near for deliveries, but it won’t be quite until the end of 2012. However, the company has just officially announced pricing for this all-electric sedan just in case if you are interested in one. And at a competitive starting price of just around $57,400, it sure does tempt us to get one.

Along with the pricing list, Tesla also make available of the options and battery specs as well. As you may know, pricing for each version of the Tesla Model S is mainly depends on the battery capacity it carries.

Starting with the base model of the 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan, it commands a $57,400 price tag. The base model is equipped with a 160-mile driving range lithium-ion battery pack. Jumping to a 230-mile range battery pack, the price goes up to $67,400. And if you want to even go farther, there is a 300-mile battery pack, which will set you at about $77,400. But that is not all, Tesla also makes available a Performance model at $87,400. It has a 300-mile driving range before a recharge with the 85-kWh battery pack, but like the name says, it can punch the asphalt if there is a need for speed. A note to buyers of the 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan; Tesla lists the pricing after the $7,500 federal tax credit.

Like many electric cars, the battery pack is the main attraction besides the styling. The 2012 Tesla Model S base model with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack can provide up to a 160-mile driving range and with a top speed of 110 miles per hour. The 60-kWh battery pack is good for 230 miles, and can propel the car up to a top speed of 120 mph. Lastly is the 85-kWh battery pack that can provide up to 300 miles of driving range, and it has a top speed of 125 mph in standard form and a 130 mph top speed in the Performance model. A note here on the driving ranges is that these numbers are based on an average speed of 55 mph.

For standard and optional equipment on theĀ 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan, it comes standard with 19-inch wheels and in-dash 17-inch touchscreen display. While the optional equipment includes 19-inch aerodynamic wheels ($1,500) that boost driving range by another 20 miles, 21-inch hoops ($3,500), metallic paint ($750), panoramic roof ($1,500), Nappa leather ($1,500), and air suspension ($1,500). There is also the Tech Package ($3,750) which includes a back-up camera, a power hatchback and keyless entry system.

In addition, options for the charging system include an enhanced on-board chargerĀ ($1,500) to provide an additional 20 kilowatts of electric power and 62 miles of driving range per hour, and a high-power wall connector for the custom charging system ($1,200) to provide fast charging capability.

So there you have it folks, everything you need to know about the 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan is officially out.