Tesla to hit UK with Model S that can drive length of England with one recharge break

Tesla is set to launch in the UK next month and it's planning to start with an impressive Model S that can run for 300 miles on a charge.

And the Model S, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, will be able to recharge for another 130 miles in just 20-minutes of charge time. A full charge at this one stop off will mean it is possible to drive the entire length of England.

This will be possible at one of Tesla's supercharging stations which will be placed from Dover and Bristol to the M25 and north along the M1.

The right hand-drive cars will sell for £70,000. But unlike their competitors in the country these will go more than 100 miles on a charge and won't have to be left overnight to juice up.

Drivers of the top end Model S will be able to recharge at the supercharging stations for free. Less expensive model owners will be able to pay a one-off fee to use the charging stations as much as they like.

Between January and April just 1,547 electric cars were registered in Britain. Telsa may change that with the Model S long range, comfort and 0-60mph in 4.2 second performance.

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