The new Model S from Tesla has a maximum range of 265 miles with a full charge. The car can also reach 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds — a feat the company says may affect overall mileage.
June 22, 2012 The Tesla electric car company has high hopes for its new Model S sedan. The five-seater, which hits the streets today, is priced around half what the previous Tesla model, the exclusive Roadster, costs. The EPA rates its range at 265 miles.
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December 21, 2011 Last week's column on how NPR should frame the future of fuel-efficient cars elicited some 100 responses. Many were insightful, and some contributed new information. An industry association cites a U.K. study that says that "range anxiety" decreases after three months of driving an electric car.
December 16, 2011 Carmakers have agreed to reach an average fuel efficiency of 55 mpg in 14 years. An NPR series says the challenge will be difficult to meet without changing how Americans drive. Not so, says an expert. How the effort's framed will affect public attitudes. What should NPR's future framing be?
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