Tesla today released the first major redesign of the Model S electric sedan launched in 2012. The new model will be shipped in March. The appearance has been renewed, the interior is simplified, and a more powerful power system can be selected to allow the car to at least drive 520 miles (approximately 836 kilometers), from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds.
The exterior of the new Model S has some minor updates, including a standard large glass roof, but the biggest visual change is the interior. Tesla has cut off the vertical touch screen and switched to a touch screen more like Model 3 and Model Y, but with a much narrower frame (like we saw on the Cybertruck prototype). In addition, there is a handleless U-shaped butterfly steering wheel, just like on the upcoming second-generation Roadster, with a screen behind it for rear-seat passengers. Unlike Model 3 and Model Y, the new Model S still has a screen behind the steering wheel.