Tesla Model S - Specifications - Powertrain


The 2012 Tesla Model S Performance model has a 416 hp (310 kW) and 443 ft·lb (600 N·m) rear-mounted electric motor. The base model uses a 362 hp (270 kW) and 325 ft·lb (440 N·m) motor. According to Tesla Motors the electric car has a drag coefficient of Cd=0.24, the lowest of any car in the market until the launch of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class in January 2013, but the highly aerodynamic styling limits the driver's rear visibility. Under its five-cycle testing, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rated the 85 kWh Model S model with a combined fuel economy equivalent of 89 MPGe (2.64 L/100 km), with an equivalent 88 mpg (2.7 L/100 km; 106 mpg) in city driving and 90 mpg (2.6 L/100 km; 110 mpg) on highways.

The following table shows the EPA's official ratings for fuel economy in miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe) and EPA's estimated out-of-pocket fuel costs for the two versions of the Model S rated by December 2012 as displayed in the Monroney label.

2012-13 Tesla Model S fuel economy and operating costs
Model Model
EPA rated
fuel economy
EPA rated
fuel economy
EPA rated
fuel economy
Cost to drive
25 miles
Fuel Cost
Tesla Model S
2013 95 MPGe
(35 kWh/100 mi)
94 MPGe 97 MPGe $1.05 $650
Tesla Model S
2012–13 89 MPGe
(38 kWh/100 mi)
88 MPGe
(38 kWh/100 mi)
90 MPGe
(37 kWh/100 mi)
$1.14 $700

The Model S Signature model with a 85 kWh pack rated by EPA has a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h) and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The Model S Signature Performance model has a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h) and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, while the base 60 kW·h battery model has a top speed of 120 mph (190 km/h) and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

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