Tesla’s Model S was the first mass-market car to show that electric vehicles could be fun-to-drive, eco-friendly, viable as day-to-day transport, and even be used for long journeys. Model S is doing all things even more for 2021. Depending on the model you chose, Model S can operate between 348 and 520 miles on a single charge and offer blistering acceleration efficiency that rivals some of the world’s best supercars.
Its interior is comfortable for four adults, but it’s not up to the premium price tag. With increased scrutiny from rivals such as the Porsche Taycan and the upcoming Lucid Air, the Model S is no longer in one class. Still, for specific customers, the car’s agile frame, the Ludicrous driving modes, and the extraordinary range are enough to sell them to the Tesla EV culture.
What’s fresh around 2021?
For 2021, Tesla is launching an even more performance-oriented model S than the one named performance by the company. The top-spec model will be named Plaid, will have 1100 horsepower from three onboard electric motors, and is claimed to be capable of a zero-to-60-mph cycle of fewer than two seconds. In addition to its outstanding strength and pace credential, Tesla also claims that it can provide up to 520 miles of driving range.
Let’s see what the model provides:
High Impact Protection
Model S is designed from the foundation up as an electric car, with high-strength architecture and a floor-mounted battery pack providing for unparalleled impact protection.
Built for Safety
Model S is engineered for stability, with all-electric construction designed to provide protection on all sides—and one of the lowest roll-over chances of any vehicle on the road.
There is no combustion engine in Model S, so the crumple zone has a greater chance of minimizing occupant deceleration in the event of a frontal collision.
The integration of a high-strength central pillar and an energy-absorbing sill framework offers excellent protection for both the passenger and the underfloor battery pack.
Very Low Risk of Rollover
The floor-mounted battery pack’s location and weight offer a very low center of gravity, allowing a relatively low roll-over risk.
The quickest acceleration
Model S sets quality standards for efficiency and safety. Tesla’s all-electric powertrain provides unprecedented performance under all weather environments – with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, active air suspension, and insane acceleration.
Dual Motor Four-Wheel Drive controls stability and torque under all climatic conditions.
The fastest acceleration on Earth—from nil to 60 mph in as little as 2.3 seconds.
Enhanced handling and aerodynamics make a top speed of 163 mph.
Only Tesla has the equipment that offers dual engines with separate traction to the front and rear wheels for unmatched control under all-weather environments. As a result, Model S manages each wheel’s traction and torque immediately, with an impressive and superior all-wheel-drive mechanism.
Go anywhere you want
Model S will get you wherever you want—with an industry-leading range and flexible charging solutions all around the world.
Stay charged with flexible choices everywhere you go—at home, on the route, and on arrival.
Charge Model S Overnight for one week of driving.
On the Road
Stop and refill half the battery when you’re getting a pint of beer.
Stop and refuel for your next destination away from home
Future of Driving
The extensive safety and comfort capabilities of Autopilot are designed to assist you with the most stressful driving parts.
Front, side, and forward-facing cameras have optimum visibility
Forward-facing radar offers a long-range view of remote objects.
12 Ultrasonic Sensors
Detects surrounding cars, avoids possible accidents, and assists in parking.
Built around the driver
Model S is equipped with the best storage in class, with seats for up to five adults and an extensive 17-inch touchscreen. Advanced noise processing produces a sound environment equal to a recording studio, while the regular Glass Roof offers a luxurious interior atmosphere for any passenger.
Enormous touchscreen display built to improve over time
Over-the-air app upgrades add new enhancements, features, and performance
Best in class storage, with more cargo space than other SUVs.
Crafted to be efficient
Model S was engineered for speed and endurance—with exceptional aerodynamic efficiency, ridiculous performance, and uncompromising aesthetics. Automatic door handles self-present on approach and withdraws when locked.
Personalize Model S with unique, multi-layer color.
The most aerodynamic vehicle in its class with the least drag coefficient on Earth.
Roof Rack Compatible
The standard, expansive glass roof offers additional headroom and UV protection.
Model S Specs
- Battery – Long Range
- Acceleration – 2.3 seconds 0-60 mph
- Range – 387 miles (EPA est.)
- Drive – All-Wheel Drive
- Seating – 5 Adults
- Wheels – 19” or 21.”
- Weight – 4,929 lbs
- Cargo – 28 cu ft
- Displays – Driver Display + 17″ Touchscreen
- Supercharging Max/Payment Type – 250 kW max; Pay Per Use.
- Onboard Charger Max – 11.5 kW max (48A)
- Warranty – Basic Vehicle – 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first Battery & Drive Unit – 8 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.