Tesla Unveils Its All-Electric, Five-Seat Sedan

By: John Rogers, Associated Press Email
By: John Rogers, Associated Press Email

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) - Tesla Motors has given the world a glimpse of what it hopes will be the family friendly car of the future.

Company CEO Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of the all-electric, 5-door sedan Thursday at the futuristic SpaceX rocket factory where it was designed.

Musk says the car will carry as many as seven people - five adults and two children - as far as 300 miles on a single battery charge.

The sticker price of the Model S is $49,900 after a $7,500 federal rebate for buying an electric vehicle.

Tesla hopes to start manufacturing and selling the car in 2011.

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