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Today’s the big day: The Apple-esque unveiling of Tesla Motors’ latest concept car: a $57,400 electric sedan called the Model S. Tesla just pulled the sheets off two prototypes — one silver and one white — at the Los Angeles headquarters of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s […]

Today’s the big day: The Apple-esque unveiling of Tesla Motors’ latest concept car: a $57,400 electric sedan called the Model S. Tesla just pulled the sheets off two prototypes — one silver and one white — at the Los Angeles headquarters of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s other startup, SpaceX. As we expected: slick. What do you think?

Jason Calacanis, founder and CEO of Mahalo and a Tesla Roadster owner, was there. He snapped these photos and gave us permission to post them here (you can find more on his blog).
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The following studio shots (along photos of an unfinished interior showing a giant touchscreen display) leaked out earlier today.

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  1. Tesla Unveils Model S Today | CarbonContest Thursday, March 26, 2009

    [...] There are some more pictures on the Earth2tech blog. [...]

  2. Green Ink: Fresh CAFE, Battered Biofuels, and a Prius in Every Pot – Environmental Capital – WSJ Friday, March 27, 2009

    [...] Why not just spend the stimulus money and buy everybody a new 50-mile-a-gallon Prius? A few hundred billion dollars spent that way would do more than anything else to end dependence on foreign oil, argues the L.A. Times. And it would be cheaper than buying the sportier Tesla electric cars, with the new sedan unveiled yesterday. Story in the NYT, photos at Earth2Tech. [...]

  3. I suddenly feel compelled to find $57,400

  4. if they can establish charging infrastructure here in the UK and successfully ramp up production I can imagine these being some of the most popular cars over the next 5-10 years. A full order book for the UK is almost guaranteed!

  5. Front looks like a maserati and back looks like a Jag…both pretty sexy IMO!

  6. Great looking cars but terrible marketing. I didn’t see this on the national news or really anywhere on the net other than car and tech sources. Kevin Rose leaking the pictures did a heck of a lot more for their publicity and marketing than anything else. They should try to find someone who knows marketing to push these cars to the masses.

  7. GE “Watching” Tesla, Does Not (Yet) Invest Monday, March 30, 2009

    [...] DOE loan. If GE does end up investing, it could really help out the company get its Model S sedan, unveiled in concept form last week, into customer garages. Regardless the company has a very tough road ahead, particularly if it [...]

  8. GE “Watching” Tesla, Does Not (Yet) Invest « Clean Tech News Tuesday, March 31, 2009

    [...] a DOE loan. If GE does end up investing, it could really help the company get its Model S sedan, unveiled in concept form last week, into customer garages. Regardless, the company has a very tough road ahead, particularly if it [...]

  9. Mitsubishi Ups Electric Car Output for 2010, May Double It for 2011 Friday, April 3, 2009

    [...] car startup Tesla Motors also announced higher-than-expected demand this week. Since unveiling the concept version of its Model S electric sedan last Thursday, the company said it has pulled in [...]

  10. Daimler’s New Electric Car Partnership: Critical Time for Tesla? Monday, May 18, 2009

    [...] investments in the company would come out in the next few days and give people confidence that the Model S electric sedan concept will reach commercial production — something that Tesla hopes to fund with those [...]

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