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                      The infotainment control touchscreen is a seventeen-inch multi-touch panel and the central main viewing area displays two active applications, subdivided
The Model S was styled by Franz von Holzhausen, who previously worked for Mazda North American. The car was codenamed WhiteStar during research and preliminary development. The prototype vehicle was displayed at a press conference in 2009. Exclusive premier of their Model S was held at the Menlo Park store.
In 2008 it was reported that Tesla, Inc. was planning to offer a range-extended version of its Model S. The version would
             The instrument panel is a 12.3-inch liquid-crystal display electronic instrument cluster that indicates
have included a gasoline engine to extend the driving range of the vehicle, but it was removed in later revisions. At the GoingGreen conference in 2008, Elon Musk announced that Tesla was developing only electric cars.
Construction of an assembly factory in Albuquerque, New Mexico began in 2007, but was cancelled. A factory to be built in San Jose, California was also announced. In 2010 Tesla announced it would produce the Model S at the former assembly plant in Fremont, California; which is now known
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