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Build your own Tesla Model S

Wed, 04 Jan 2012

Tesla has launched a Web-based Design Studio along with option and pricing information for the upcoming Model S sedan.

The exterior configurator allows users to select their paint, wheels and roof style. Interior, packages and options are currently unavailable in the Design Studio (an estimated time of arrival is given as “this winter”) but can be explored on the Options and Pricing page.

The Tesla Model S comes in four variations: standard and performance versions of both the Model S and the Model S Signature.

The all-electric sedan can be equipped with the choice of a 40-kilowatt-hour, 60-kilowatt-hour or 85-kilowatt-hour batteries offering from 160 miles to 300 miles per charge.

The standard Model S line has an onboard 10-kilowatt charger that recovers 31 miles per hour of charge. For an additional fee on the standard Model S, a 20-kilowatt twin-charger doubles the mileage recovery to 62 miles per hour. This system comes standard on the Signature Model S line.

A basic, entry-level, 160-mile range Model S can be had for $49,900. A fully optioned Model S Signature Performance version with the 85-kilowatt-hour battery will cost $102,100. All prices are after the $7,500 federal tax credit.

Check out the Design Studio here , and view the Tesla Options and Pricing page here.

By David Arnouts