MAKE/MODEL


YEAR


ARTICLES

-
www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos and videos from cartype.com. Make your own badge here.
CT Broadcast
Cartype on Kindle
Cartype on Twitter

RSS RSS FEEDS

Subscribe to our web feeds:

 
 

Tesla launches right-hand-drive Roadster in London showroom

Filed under:  Brand Related
 
Comment(s): 0
 
 

Tesla Motors has announced production of the right-hand-drive version of its iconic Roadster sports car, the only highway-capable electric vehicle for sale worldwide.


tesla roadster right drive 10 03

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

Prospective customers and media may test-drive right-hand-drive cars available at Tesla's showroom, 49-51 Cheval Place in London's Knightsbridge district (SW7 1EW). The 2010 right-hand-drive Roadster includes a suite of unique noise-reduction materials, an upgraded sound system and other enhancements that make it ideal for daily commuting or weekend drives.

The Roadster accelerates faster than virtually any other car on the road, making it the only production car faster than a Porsche and twice as energy efficient as a Prius. It is quickly becoming the choice amongst discerning drivers who demand performance with a clean conscience.

The Roadster easily travels more than 200 miles per charge in mixed driving conditions, consumes no petroleum and plugs into conventional 220-volt sockets throughout Europe. It can be fully or partially recharged by solar or wind power. A customer's Roadster recently set a world distance record for EVs with 313 miles on a single charge.

"The right-hand-drive model is our response to growing demand from high-performance car buyers in the UK who are also interested in their impact on the environment." said Cristiano Carlutti, Tesla's Vice President for European Sales and Operations. "Tesla is dramatically expanding its retail footprint in Europe, we look forward to building our community of owners and fans throughout the continent."

UK companies that purchase a Roadster benefit from a 100 percent Writing Down Allowance, meaning they can deduct the price of the car from their taxable profits. The Roadster is the only sports car that has ever qualified for a such a tax incentive in the UK.

The Roadster starts at £86,950 and costs about 1.5p per mile, compared to as much as 32p per mile for petrol-powered sports cars. Roadster drivers do not have to pay the London congestion charge, saving up to nearly £1,700 annually. They can park for free and without time limits in various London boroughs, they get four hours of free charging at certain parking sites, and they are exempt from the forthcoming Showroom Tax of £950.

Tesla has delivered about 1,000 Roadsters to customers in 43 states and 21 countries.

(source: Tesla)


tesla roadster right drive 10 05

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 06

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 04

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 09

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 07

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 08

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 01

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 02

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla roadster right drive 10 10

2010 Tesla Right-Hand-Drive Roadster.

tesla logo horz

Tesla Motors logo.

RELATED ARTICLES
Tesla Motors   Founded in 2003.
Tesla Roadster : 2008   0-60 in four seconds.
Tesla : Roadster Founders Series : 2008   
Tesla to Produce All-electric Luxury Sedan   
Brabus Customization Program for the Tesla Roadster   The very first tuned electric car.
Tesla Motors Receives $40 Million Financing Commitment   Financing Will Accelerate Roadster Manufacturing and Expand Powertrain Supply Business
Tesla Roadster Sport : 2009   To begin producing in 2011.
Tesla to Open Midwest Regional Sales & Service Center in Chicago   
Tesla Model S : 2009   Up to 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge capability.
Tesla takes more than 500 Model S reservations in a week   
Daimler AG acquires stake of nearly 10 percent of Tesla Motors   
Tesla to correct a manufacturing issue   
Tesla Motors attains profitability milestone   
Tesla Delivers 700th Roadster   
Tesla Celebrates 1,000th Roadster   Electric automaker displays VIN 1,000 at North American International Auto Show, will donate full value to charities.
Tesla Roadster makes history in Moscow’s Red Square   World’s only electric sports car receives clearance to park in front of iconic Russian landmark.
Tesla Opens Latest Store in Zurich   
The Tesla Factory opens   
Tesla, today and tomorrow   An interview with Dustin Krause.
Tesla Model X : 2014   
LINKS
Nikola Tesla   Biography.
Tesla   The original.
Tesla   Official site.
 
 
COMMENTS
There have been no comments
POST A COMMENT
Name
URL
Email
Comment
HTML tags allowed: <a> <em> <strong> <blockquote>
Spambots begone
ABOUT EDITORS CONTACT

CARTYPE STORE

-
Advertise on Cartype
-
Twitter Facebook Vimeo YouTube Flavors.me Flickr Kindle
-
-
Car Shipping Companies
Auto Transport Quotes
DIVIDER_large
-

CARTYPE STORE

Go Faster. The Graphic Design of Racing Cars. Cars That Matter Italian Racing Red Car Design Yearbook 1
-
-

NOTICE

Much of the material on this website is copyrighted. Original articles appearing herein are subject to copyright. Please don't copy stuff from the site without asking; it may belong to someone! Any trademarks appearing on this site are the sole property of the registered owners. No endorsement by trademark owners is to be construed. The products, brand names, characters, related slogans and indicia are or may by claimed as trademarks of their respective owners. Every effort has been made whenever possible to credit the sources. The use of such material falls under the Fair Use provisions of intellectual property laws.