Tesla Model S - Specifications - Powertrain

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
year
EPA rated
Combined
fuel economy
EPA rated
City
fuel economy
EPA rated
Highway
fuel economy
Cost to drive
25 miles
Annual
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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