SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. on Monday launched the Model S P100D sedan, one of the quickest accelerating production cars in the world, in South Korea to absorb a growing appetite for all-electric vehicles (EVs) here.
Using Ludicrous mode, or a sudden acceleration mode, the Model S P100D can reach zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.7 seconds and has a maximum speed of 250 km per hour. It can travel 424 km on a single charge of its powerful 100 kilowatt-per-hour battery, the company said in a statement.
On Monday, Tesla began to receive orders for the emission-free super car, which has a price tag of 181 million won (US$168,000), from South Korean customers. The delivery time for the super EVs will depend on various conditions, the company said.
The all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to five adults plus two children and has exceptional cargo capacity.
Other Tesla models available in Korea are the Model S 75D, 90D and 100D models and local buyers can receive about 12 million won in government subsidies for them. Tesla has yet to decide on the launch date of the Model X in Korea, although it has received preorders for the Model 3.
Since it reached the Korean market in March last year, Tesla Korea has built 131 slow-charging stations and 14 superchargers as of February. It takes more than 10 hours to fully charge a Tesla vehicle at a slow charger but it takes only 75 minutes at a supercharger.