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5 Incredible Facts About The Tesla Model S

1.) The Tesla Model S was first shown to the public in 2009. It did not officially get released, however, until 2012. For several years the Tesla Model S was known under the codename "WhiteStar."

2.) The battery that powers the Tesla Model S has the power of 85 kWh. That means any Tesla can travel nearly 300 miles on one single charge. It can also go from 0-60 MPH in just 4.2 seconds. Its top speed is 130 MPH.

3.) The Tesla Model S has already won several of the most prestigious awards in the automobile industry and it's done it in the shortest time possible. The Tesla Model S has won the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Automobile Magazine 2013 Car of the Year, and was the highest-rated car in the history of Consumer Reports rankings.

4.) The Tesla Model S will soon get all of its batteries from a plant called the "Gigafactory," which Tesla founder Elon Musk plans to build. The current plans would make the Gigafactory the largest battery plant in the world. It would also employ more than 6,000 people, and be completely powered by renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

5.) The official EPA miles-per-gallon rate for the Tesla Model S is 89. That is the best in the industry for a car its size. In-fact, it's almost double what the Toyota Prius gets.