• 01.19.11

Tesla’s Model S Alpha Takes to the Streets [VIDEO]

What does $57,000 of electric-car engineering look like?


Last week, we had the chance to chat with Peter Rawlinson, Tesla’s VP of engineering, about the upcoming Model S electric sedan. Now we have footage of the $57,000 vehicle on the streets. As the video below demonstrates, the car can really perform.


Expect more clips in the near future–this is just the alpha version of the vehicle. A beta version will go into testing before the Model S is released in mid-2012.

Model S Alpha Hits the Road from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.