The future is here…almost.
Tesla Motors, the brand behind the sporty Lotus inspired electric car the Tesla Roadster recently leaked photos of its upcoming five-passenger, electric battery powered sedan, the Tesla Model S.
Taking styling cues from Maserati, pulling 0-60mph in about five seconds and clocking in 300 miles per charge, the Model S will start at a base price of $49,900 (after a $7,500 tax credit). The car charges in about four hours with fueling (charging?) costs coming it about $4 per charge.
Reservations are being taken now, but you’ll have to be patient as the Model S doesn’t go into production until 2011.