Tesla Motors Model S price for Canada starts at CAD $64,500: Deliveries to begin later in 2012

Canada pricing for the Model S variants has been revealed by Tesla motors. The 40kWh battery pack model S is priced at $64,500 Canadian dollars while the 60Kwh and 85kWh models will be priced at $75,200 and $85,900 respectively. Pricing includes import duties, transportation costs and business expenses which will be incurred. Models will include heated seats and interiors as also a 17” touch screen display and a mobile connector with three adapters. There is an active internet capability for streaming of videos and web browsing while on the move. 19” wheels will also be included with this package. Prices for all Tesla S variants will soon be listed on the company website.

The model S is available in three variants with different battery packs. This allows for one to choose a variant based on their needs. Overall it has been seen that the Model S has the longest range when compared to any electric car. The Model S 85kWh variant has registered an impressive 89mpge fuel economy and has a range of 265 miles. These creditions have been approved by the US EPA. Canadian ratings are still to be registered.

Revolutionary technology which doesn’t include an internal combustion engine coupled with an aluminum body provides superior handling and efficiency in accordance with passenger safety. Increased cargo space and a 2nd trunk space under the hood makes the Model S space opulent. It’s capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds. Current reservations for Tesla S stand at 12,200 globally with delivery to Canadian buyers set o begin later in 2012.

News release: TESLA MOTORS ANNOUNCES CANADIAN PRICING FOR MODEL S

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) today announced pricing for Model S in Canada. Canadian customers can choose from one of three battery pack sizes, with the base 40 kWh battery pack Model S starting at $64,500 Canadian dollars (CAD) before provincial tax rebates, as may be available. Model S with the 60 kWh battery pack and 85 kWh battery pack will start at $75,200 and $85,900 CAD respectively.

“Pricing in foreign markets can be very complex, so we have taken a very straightforward, transparent approach to pricing Model S,” said George Blankenship, vice president worldwide sales and ownership experience. “Canadian base prices start with U.S. pricing, plus 6.1 percent for import duties and an additional 1.5 to 2 percent, depending upon the model, for incremental transportation costs and country specific business expenses. The total is then adjusted using the current mid-term currency exchange rate.”

Option pricing has also been kept very straightforward. In Canada, all models will include heated seats and choice of décor as standard equipment. Model S in Canada will also include the game-changing 17″ touchscreen, 19″ wheels and a Mobile Connector with three adapters as standard equipment. Tesla’s Canadian pricing configurator, showing all pricing and options, will be available on its website in the next few days.

With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, Model S has the longest range of any production electric car in the world. Model S comes with three battery pack options to fit the unique needs of different drivers. The 85 kWh Model S has received a U.S. fuel economy rating of 89MPGe and a range of 265 miles from the U.S. EPA. Fuel economy ratings from Environment Canada are still pending.

Model S is the first premium sedan designed from the ground up to take full advantage of electric vehicle architecture. A revolutionary powertrain sits under the floorboard of Model S, creating an ultra-low center of gravity. Paired with an aluminum body engineered for superior handling, Tesla has created a vehicle that will raise the bar for vehicle handling and efficiency while meeting the highest standards for safety.

Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the interior of Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in its class and includes a second trunk under the hood. Model S seats five adults and two children in optional rear-facing child seats. The Performance Model S accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 4.4 seconds. The interior features a 17” in-dash touchscreen with internet capabilities, allowing for streaming radio, web browsing and navigation.

More than 12,200 reservations have been made worldwide for Model S. Deliveries to Canadian customers will begin later this year. Meanwhile, Tesla will be opening its first new-design Canadian store in Toronto this November. Customers can reserve a Model S at one of Tesla’s retail stores or online.