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Tesla Model S: Elon Musk's sedan tries to take electric cars mainstream

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The concept of electric cars is not a new one, but Tesla Motors and its founder Elon Musk are bringing a whole new mindset to the space — the company's Model S sedan couples the eco-friendly electric engine with performance and luxury that has largely eluded electric vehicles thus far. Follow along with the story of the Model S here, from its announcement back in late 2011 to our two-day test drive up the California coast, and beyond.