Motor Trends: L.A. to Las Vegas in One Charge? Tesla Model S Road Trip! – Wide Open Throttle Episode 31

On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang and Motor Trend’s Technical Director Frank Markus attempt to drive the 2012 Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in only one charge! It’s a classic American road trip, but can the all-electric sedan make it? Watch and find out!

The Tesla Model S is a full-sized electric sedan produced by Tesla Motors. Retail deliveries of the Tesla Model S started in the United States in June, 2012.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the Model S luxury model equipped with a 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is 265 miles (426 km), topping the Tesla Roadster and making the Model S the electric car with the greatest range available in the market.

The base Model S with a 40 kW·h battery pack starts at US$57,400 up to US$77,400 depending on battery size and before any government subsidies.

Signature equipped with the 85 kW·h battery pack, and priced in the U.S. at US$95,400.

Signature Performance limited edition, equipped with the 85 kW·h battery pack, and priced in the U.S. at US$105,400.

Tesla Motors is a public company trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange — TSLA. The Silicon Valley-based company designs, manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components.

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