Sometimes considered a figment of the imagination, the new Tesla Model S sedan proved to be real, according to the journalists who got to take a test ride..
The electric sedan prototype will be on display in Menlo Park from Saturday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 9 in the showroom at 300 El Camino Real. Tesla prices the car at $57,400, but a federal tax credit can cut the price by $7,500.
Tesla claims the car can drive 300 miles and go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds on battery power only. The company expects to start delivering the Model S by mid-2012; those who paid $5,000 to reserve a sedan are first in line.