Tesla Intros Gorgeous Model S Electric Car
What's somewhat ironic, however, is that Tesla is waiting on funds from the government that it has essentially mocked in order to make this beauty a reality. Thus far, the company has only sold a few hundred of its high-end Roadsters, and now it's waiting for funds from a $450 million government loan. Elon Musk, the company’s chief executive, stated that he is "highly confident that Tesla will be selected [to receive the loan], and it will occur this year." Of course, that may or may not happen, but he's been pretty certain it's a lock.
If all goes well, Tesla will sell the vehicle for $57,400, or around $49,900 after a government tax credit. Musk further pushed the value aspect by noting that "when gas savings are taken into account, buying a Model S will be comparable to buying a $35,000 Ford sedan." Call us crazy, but we'd definitely take the vehicle pictured here over a ho hum Ford.