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Crash Test Tesla Model S Alpha Hints at Electric Sports Sedans to Come

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The orange beauty here is one of the crash test cars that Tesla will send into a wall at some future date to judge the car's impact worthiness. It's also an indication of what's next from the electric car company.

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Manufactured in the company's brand spankin' new Fremont, Calif. facility (well, recently acquired from GM/Toyota and reformatted anyway), the Model S is Tesla's take on the all-electric sedan.

GigaOM, form whence this orange picture came, recently had a tour of this relatively new facility and used that coveted opportunity to snap a bunch of photos. There are more! Check them out, and if you're a real electric gearhead, prepare to drool and assume an envious stance. [GigaOM]

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Their showroom in L.A was pretty cool. We had a tour of it in 2008:[www.rainydaymagazine.com]

image gallery:[www.rainydaymagazine.com]

Will have to make a trip to Fremont next time we have an excuse to head out West.

BTW, we love two-seaters mostly because it gives us an excuse for not having to take everyone alone. Sad, but understandable, that they have opted for a 4-seater as their first in-house designed model.