Alan Gray is the Editor-in-Chief of Baret News. He is fanatical about spelling and grammar, but sometimes has problems with American word usage, such as "momentarily." When told his plane will land momentarily, he expects a "touch and go" landing, not to land in a few moments!

Tesla is taking the world’s first premium electric sedan, Model S, across North America.

Model S Beta prototypes will be on display from Toronto to Newport to introduce the car of the 21st century. The Beta prototypes on display will provide customers the opportunity to see how their future car will look .

This is the first sedan designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Equipped with Tesla’s advanced electric powertrain, It provides instant torque and smooth acceleration from 0-60 in less than six seconds. The all aluminum body is engineered for superior handling, safety and efficiency. With the most energy dense battery pack in the industry, and best-in-class aerodynamics, Model S has the longest range of any electric car in the world.

It can seat 5 adults and two children. With no internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the interior of the car has class-leading cargo space, including a second trunk under the hood. The centerpiece of the interior is a 17″ touchscreen with wireless connectivity for streaming radio, web browsing and navigation. The variety comes with three battery pack options, 160, 230 or 300 mile range. It can be recharged using any conventional outlet and is capable of a fast charge of 45 minutes.

Model S is incredibly convenient to own. It requires less routine maintenance than conventional cars, does not need regular oil changes or exhaust system work tune ups, and there is no need to warm it up in the morning. Model S has no spark plugs, pistons, hoses, belts or clutches to replace. Tesla’s mobile service program sends Tesla Rangers to customers’ homes and offices when needed.

Deliveries of Model S begin in mid-2012. Customers can reserve their Model S in one of Tesla’s retail stores, or online. Already, Tesla has more than 6,500 reservations for Model S.

The vehicles represent the phase of development before final production. Their unveiling marks Tesla’s transition into a mass-production automaker, and the creation of the world’s first sedan built from the ground up as an electric car.

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Alan Gray is the Editor-in-Chief of Baret News. He is fanatical about spelling and grammar, but sometimes has problems with American word usage, such as "momentarily."

When told his plane will land momentarily, he expects a "touch and go" landing, not to land in a few moments!