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Published on June 12th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Longer Tesla Model S Reportedly On Its Way, Thanks To China (Leak)

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June 12th, 2014 by  

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Editor’s Note: Sister site Gas2 has gotten a great anonymous tip from a Tesla Motors insider — a longer Tesla Model S is reportedly in the works. Seems to be a gift from China. While estimates are that a longer Tesla Model S could show up by the end of the year, that’s not at all certain. Tesla has a lot on its plate right now. Read on for more details from Chris.

Longer Wheelbase Tesla Model S Coming Later This Year (via Gas 2.0)

A stretched wheelbase version of the Tesla Model S could debut later this year ahead of a 2015 debut, we’ve learned through a Tesla insider. The longer Model S will serve both as a livery vehicle in the U.S. and Europe, as well as to appeal to Chinese…

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  • Doug

    Insanity. Livery cars. I have a Model S and I find it to be huge…I’m really looking forward to a smaller Tesla in three years.

  • Wayne Williamson

    I find it interesting that several reviewing mags have mentioned the lack of head room in the back seat. I’m just wondering if this is an attempt to remedy it.

  • Shiggity

    I guess there are alot of 6ft+ chinese with too much money to burn. That demographic is surreal to me.

  • RobS

    The Model S would look rather absurdly large as a convertible, I think the Gen 3 skateboard will afford a much better proportioned convertible and wouldn’t be surprised to see it become the basis for a a Tesla Roadster v2

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