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Tesla hits the road for U.S. and Canadian tour

September 30th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Tesla Roadster, the only road-ready American electric sports car, will zip around North America this fall on an introductory tour that will take it from Nova Scotia to San Jose.

Tesla Roadster is on tour this fall.

The Go Electric Roadster Tour will bring the car to 15 locations through Oct. 23, with special appearances and test drive events.

Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif. in the Bay Area, has already sold more than 1,000 of its flagship Roadsters worldwide.  The sports car, which uses no gasoline, bursts the common misconception that electric cars lack power,  accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, according to the company.

Roadsters can travel about 240 miles before needing to a charge and can be recharged in less than four hours on a common household outlet of 120 or 240 volts. Another distinguishing feature: The eye-popping price tag. A Roadster runs about $100,00, sometimes more.

Of course it qualifies for a federal tax rebate of $7,500.


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