Tesla started once as an electric ultra-lux sports car company with the Tesla Roadster, of which they produced about 2500 models from 2008-2012.. From there, they introduced the comparatively less expensive and more widely available Model S sedan starting summer 2012 to now. After that, Tesla introduced the Model X, their electric SUV, in 2015. Finally, now in 2017, Tesla has released the Model 3, their cheapest, most consumer-friendly car to date. Let's take a look at Tesla's fleet as it exists now in Fall 2017.
Tesla Model S
The Model S is undeniably Tesla's flagship vehicle. Available in a range of packages, the Model S starts at $68,000 with a range of 250 miles. The most upgraded model, the P100D has a range of 317 miles and can achieve 0-60mph in 2.5 secs -- making it one of the quickest production vehicles in the world. Top speed is 150 mph.
MSRP: $68,000 - $140,000
Range: 210 to 315 mi battery-only
Horsepower: 382 to 691 hp
MPGe: Up to 102 city / 107 highway
The Model S is equipped with Tesla's most advanced safety features, including adaptive lighting, bio-weapon defense mode, autopilot, aluminum frame, eight airbags, proximity sensors, etc.
Your Model S driving experience will differ based on the package you purchase. The 60 package is your 210 mile range, 382hp, rear motor that will still give you all of the Model S features but without the power and performance of the more expensive models. This changes in increments all the way to the P100D model, Tesla's fastest car, equipped with a performance rear wheel motor and a normal front motor, providing you unbelievable speed, control, and power.
Charging times: ~70 hours at 110V, ~10 hours at 220V, ~1.33 hours at 440V. 110V is your interior house outlet, 220V is your super-outlet you run your laundry machine off of. 440V is the voltage of the Tesla Supercharger available in many parts of the country.
Tesla Model X
The Model X takes all of the groundbreaking innovation of the Model S and delivers it on an SUV chassis with more interior space and the possibility of 5, 6, or 7 seats. With a max range of 295 miles and the capability to accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.9 secs.
MSRP: $79,500 - $145,000
Range: 237 to 289mi battery-only
Horsepower: 417 to 518 hp
Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs
The Model X holds a lot of badges in its class. It is the quickest SUV in the world, the safest SUV in the world, carrier of most interior space in its class, and the most advanced SUV in the world. The Model X has all of the safety features and advanced autopilot of the Model S.
Charging times: ~85 hours at 110V, ~9 hours at 220V, ~1.33 hours at 440V. 110V is your interior house outlet, 220V is your super-outlet you run your laundry machine off of. 440V is the voltage of the Tesla Supercharger available in many parts of the country.
Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 takes the innovation, concept, and vision of Tesla's luxury models and delivers them at a price point that is more realistic for the average consumer.
Range: 220 - 310mi battery-only
Horsepower: 417 to 518 hp
0-60mph: 5.6 secs
While you can get a Model S or X delivered to you in a matter of a few weeks, Tesla is still working on delivering 400,000 pre orders placed in 2017. They estimate that delivery will be complete in late 2018.
The Model 3 has all of the safety features of the Models X and S including autopilot, proximity sensors, etc. It only lacks in interior luxury from its older siblings, range, power, and size.
These three vehicles are Tesla's current cars. With the advent of the Gigafactory and ever-decreasing costs of production, we may see price reductions across all three current models or the invention of a new model.