Tesla Model S , Car of the year




  • Suspension, Steering, and Brakes
  • Double wishbone, virtual steer axis coil spring front suspension and independent multi-link coil spring rear suspension
  • Variable ratio, speed sensitive, rack and pinion electronic power steering
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock disc brakes (ABS) with ventilated rotors and electronically actuated parking brake; front: 355 mm x 32 mm; rear: 365 mm x 28 mm
  • Charging
  • 10 kW capable on-board charger with the following input compatibility: 85-265 V, 45-65 Hz, 1-40 A (Optional 20 kW capable Twin Chargers increases input compatibility to 80 A)
  • Peak charger efficiency of 92%
  • 10 kW capable Universal Mobile Connector with 110 V, 240 V, and J1772 adapters
  • Interior
  • Twelve way, power adjustable, heated front seats
  • Hand wrapped microfiber and synthetic leather interior surfaces in black
  • Piano black décor accents
  • Center armrest with two cup holders
  • Open center console storage area
  • Metal interior door handles
  • 60/40 split fold-down second row seats
  • 200 watt, seven speaker stereo system with AM/FM/HD radio. Supports MP3, AAC, and MP4 music formats. System includes four speakers, two tweeters and one center channel speaker.
  • Instrumentation
  • 17" capacitive touchscreen with media, communication, cabin, and vehicle controls
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling and streaming music
  • Three spoke, multi-function steering wheel with tactile controls
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Warranty
  • Four year or 50,000 mile, whichever comes first, new vehicle limited warranty
  • 60 kWh battery has an eight year or 125,000 mile, whichever comes first, battery warranty
  • 85 kWh battery has an eight year, unlimited mile battery warranty
  • Both battery warranties cover damage from improper charging procedures and battery fire, even if the fire results from driver error