U.S.-based electric car maker Tesla is seeking to venture into South Korea’s e-vehicle market on the back of its latest premium model. The model in question is the Model S P100D (pictured), the fastest model from Tesla that can run 424 kilometers on a single charge.
Tesla held a launching event for the P100D at Times Aerospace Korea Monday in Gimpo City of Gyeonggi Province to embark on receiving orders for production of the new vehicle. The entire fleet of Tesla’s models is built on the basis of order production. Buyers, who place their order this month, can receive their car by around May.
The P100D boasts ultimate levels of performance, standing out even among the Model S cousins. Data from the Ministry of Environment suggest that the P100D’s 100kWh battery will allow the vehicle to run as far as 424 kilometers on a single full charge. The Model S P100D will be priced at 169,000 U.S. dollars (181.2 million Korean won).
In the launching event, a zero-to-hundred test was conducted as well (measuring the amount of time that the vehicle spends on revving up to the velocity of 100 kilometers from zero). The car was started, and it took about three seconds for it to reach the mark of 100 kilometers per hour. Tesla said the P100D has the fastest accelerating capacity in the world, citing the result of an internal zero-to-hundred test, which stood at 2.7 seconds.