The Tesla Model S is an all-electric five-door liftback sedan, produced by Tesla, Inc., and introduced on June 22, 2012. As of April 23, 2019, the Model S Long Range has an EPA range of 373 miles (600 km), which is higher than any other battery electric car.
Model S’ built after October 2016, have the option of Autonomous Driving, a feature that allows the car to operate without assistance from the driver, but the driver must supervise continuously and take control if there is an issue. This feature is called Autopilot. Sentry mode is available on Autopilot hardware 2+, built after August 2017. Sentry Mode senses and records suspicious activity around the car. Autopilot 2.0 also includes Enhanced Summon, which allows the car to drive through a parking lot to find you, without anybody in the driver’s seat.
In 2013, the Model S became the first electric car to top the monthly new-car-sales ranking in any country, twice leading in Norway, in September and December 2013 and also in Denmark in December 2015. Global Model S sales passed 250,000 units in September 2018. The U.S. is its leading market, with about 140,000 units delivered through December 2018.
The Tesla Model S was the top-selling plug-in electric car worldwide in 2015 and 2016, and by the end of 2018 continued to rank as the second most-sold electric car in history after the Nissan Leaf. The December 2017 Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey had the Tesla Model S at the top. In 2019, the US magazine Motor Trend named the 2013 Tesla Model S the ultimate car of the year over the magazine’s 70-year history.