Tesla executives, workers, special invites, government official, and the press corps gathered at one of Tesla’s factory in California on Friday (June 22) for the launch of the Model S. The factory is located in Fremont, the same region as the popular technology hub Silicon Valley.
One of the top government officials at the event was California Governor Jerry Brown. Gov. Brown praised the company effort to create cutting-edge technology industry. At the same time Gov. Brown also believes that the electric car industry will help to create more manufacturing jobs in the largest state in America, as the state has suffered from economy recession and high unemployment rate at above 10% rate.
The asking price for the electric car is between $57,400 and $77,400. President Obama administration will give incentive (rebates) for electric car buyers, so the price could be reduced a little bit.
Tesla plans to build 5,000 Model S cars this year and will grow to 20,000 next year.
At the launch, Tesla will start selling the deluxe Signature Series Model S. The company plans to build about 1,200 units of this kind with asking price of $105,400 before rebates.
(Image: Tesla Model S)