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Forbes - Building A Green Dream Car

Discussion in 'News' started by doug, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. doug

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  2. Cobos

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    They are saying 240 miles for the Model S, what happened to the 160miles version of the Model S ? I've seen a higher quote than 160 miles several places now. Is this a case of the same thing laptop makers are doing, as in quoting battery times and weights with 2 widely different battery setups. So quoting the long-range version range numbers and the short range version price? Or are the specs moving again for the Model S?

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    As best as I can tell there are a few things going on.

    1) Some reports of the Model S are quoting Roadster stats
    2) The $59k Model S is supposed to be 160 miles
    3) They will have different models. One with more batteries, and another with more and higher capacity batteries. The top end model they plan to get over 300 miles if possible.

    At least that is how I have been interpreting it. This is more or less what Tesla told us at the TMC meet up last month - although I suppose it is possible that things are changing that rapidly and widely.
     
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    But looking at the recent Tesla Think blog Drori is quoting the 240 miles range and the $60 000 price. And he should clearly be able to seperate the Roadster and the Model S, and if not get someone to fact-check his blog. I get the feeling they are moving the specs of the Model S up a notch or making it lighter and less roomy to maintain the price? I don't know I suppose, I really would like to know the final Model S specs now :)

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    Hmmm... you are right!

    The 160 number we were told was from before they raised the Roadster range from 221 to 240... Granted, 160 to 240 is even greater, but I wonder the ranges changed for both at the same time, and for similar reasons...
     

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