Which car is Tesla Roadster?
The car can travel 220 mi (350 km) on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack and accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds with the development transmission.
The Roadster's efficiency, as of February 2008, is reported as 199 Wh/km (3.12 mi/kWh), equivalent to 105 mpgU.S. (2.24 L/100 km / 126.1 mpgimp).
The car was officially unveiled to the public on July 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California, at a 350-person invitation-only event held in Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport.
The San Francisco International Auto Show, held on November 1826, 2006, was the Tesla Roadster's first auto show.
The Roadster was developed by Tesla Motors with design help from Lotus Cars in certain areas. Lotus supplied the basic chassis development technology from its Lotus Elise, with which the Tesla engineers designed a new chassis. Barney Hatt at Lotus' design ...more