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Tesla Motors Model S Reservations Higher Than Expected

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Pent Up Demand for Electric Cars, Even in This Economy...

In about a week, Tesla Motors has taken 520 reservations for the Model S electric car (photos here, more technical details here, video of first test-drive here). In this economy, and for a car that won't be available until 2011, that is pretty impressive. "Frankly the number of cars reserved in the first week has exceeded our optimistic internal projections," said Tesla CEO, Chairman and Product Architect Elon Musk. "Enthusiasm surrounding the Model S is proof that there's pent-up demand for more affordable, fuel-efficient vehicles -- including those made in America."

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