The Tesla Model S Sedan has been a long time coming and saying that it has piqued quite a few interests is an understatement. With all electric power and seating for the whole family, the Model S looks to have a promising future. However, in case those reasons aren't enough, Tesla also decided to throw in one of the most impressive infotainment systems available on the market.
As soon as you set foot in the Model S, you will notice a massive touch screen panel staring back at you. Instead of going with the traditional mix of buttons and knobs to control some things and a smaller touch screen for the rest, Tesla pulled out all the stops and incorporated pretty much every function you would ever need into a single screen located in the center of the vehicle.
Connectivity for your iPod is standard, as is streaming radio and Google Maps thanks to a full time 3G connection. An auxiliary jack and USB port are accessible from the front panel and most external devices can be manipulated by using the touch screen.
The system provides the driver with as much information as could possibly be expected, including the current weather conditions, information about the song/album playing and navigation data. The interior climate controls are also integrated into the system and can be changed by using the buttons at the bottom of the screen.
The Tesla Model S is set to go into production in 2011 and starts at about $57,000. You will also get a 7,500 tax credit to help with that cost.