The Tesla Roadster alone won’t keep Elon Musk’s electric car company afloat, but perhaps the Model S all-electric sedan will. Tesla showed off its Alpha body-in-white in Detroit, but now we’ve finally got video of the Model S in action.
There’s nothing new or exciting here; just the actual Model S driving down the road, quiet and calculated (though not as quiet as I expected). It’s no doubt a sharp-looking car, and it seems to handle well for a big, heavy car. If Tesla can deliver on their promise of a 200-mile range and sub-$60,000 price, it could become a competitor in the electric car market.
I only worry that it might still be too-expensive to really penetrate the market en masse like its supposed to. Not many people can afford a $60,000 car these days, even if it doesn’t use gas. Then again, the $40,000 Chevy Volt seems to have quite a few takers, so maybe there’s a market for it after all. Tesla plans to spin off other, cheaper models from the Model S, but can they come in time, and will it be affordable enough for the average American? What say you?
Source: Tesla Motors
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to Hemis. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.