Tesla’s electric luxury sedan, called the Model S, rolled out the door Friday during a ceremony at the company s factory in Fremont, California. Tesla Motors Inc. says more than 10,000 people have put down a refundable deposit for the five-seat sedan. More reservations continue to grow.
The base model can go 160 miles (257 kilometers) on one charge. The Palo Alto-based carmaker says it expects to sell 5,000 this year. They start at $49,900, after a federal tax credit. Alraedy more than 10,000 reservations for Model S clearly shows that people are really interested in this one.
The first three cars driven out of the factory were part of what Tesla Vice President George Blankenship called the carmaker s “personal delivery program.”
The first two cars were heading to buyers in Chicago, while the third was going to nearby Palo Alto. The delivery of Tesla will start in Europe and in Asia next year.