Less than a month ago we brought you news that the Tesla Roadster was starting production in Right-Hand drive and Tesla’s monthly newsletter has unveiled that the company will now bring the car to Australia.
The Tesla Roadster which is based on a Lotus platform has been at the forefront of Electric sport cars, proving that fun and speed doesn’t have to come at a cost to the environment.
Responding to customer demand, Tesla has negotiated agreements with key suppliers that will increase total Roadster production by 40% and extend sales into 2012. In the coming year, you’ll find Roadsters in more countries as we expand to Australia and Asia. Customers in 23 countries have now taken delivery of their Roadster – last month we delivered the first Roadsters to Spain and Ireland. – Telsa said in their newsletter.
The Tesla Roadster, a purely electric vehicle, plugs into a conventional power point, makes 215kW and can go from 0-100km/h in four seconds and when driven sedately can go 380km on one single charge.
The only example of the car in Australia recently participated in the Global Green Challenge, with Australian ISP owner Simon Hackett at the wheel.
All we can say is that we are more than excited at the thought of getting behind the wheel of a Tesla Roadster. A new generation Tesla Roadster is expected to debut in 2013.