Right hand drive Tesla Roadster launched

Posted on Thursday, 4 February 2010 , 18:02:04 byEmil

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Right hand drive Tesla Roadster launched

When the first discussions about global warming, being eco, going green and all the other related stuff, the world of car enthusiasts strongly overruled the possibility that electric vehicles are ever going to replace the conventional gasoline driven vehicles. This is because everyone imagined that electric cars are going to be ugly and boring to drive. Preconceived ideas like the one above went directly to the trash can once the Tesla Roadster hit the market. The Tesla Roadster is the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production electric vehicle to travel more than 200 miles (320 km) per charge. To be more precise, on a full charge, the Tesla Roadster can be driven for 393 kilometers. The Tesla Roadster is an extremely good looking car being a fabulous experience to drive, as it can reach a maximum electronically limited speed of 125 mph (200 km/h) while accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds. A full charge of the lithium ion battery pack is completed in four hours via a 220 volt normal outlet.

Now, Tesla Motors has announced that they have in plan to build a right hand drive version of their Tesla Roadster . The first unit with a right hand drive is currently at the Tesla dealership in London and is available for test drives.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the future of the Tesla Roadster model, as a lot of voices claim that the Roadster model could be cancelled. Currently, Tesla is in the process of preparing an initial public stock offering (or to put it more simply, they will put the company on the stock market so that anyone can own stocks at Tesla) and they have said in a filling with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they ``do not plan to sell the current generation Tesla Roadster due to planned tooling changes at a supplier for the Tesla Roadster``. So where do the speculations come from? It is simple. The Tesla Roadster is based on the Lotus Elise and a new generation Lotus Elise is expected to hit the market in 2012.


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