Tesla Sets March 17th Production Date

Chairman Elon Musk is slated to receive first production Roadster.

Published: 27-Jan-2008

Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric car start-up, says it will begin production of its delayed Roadster model on March 17.

The company said late Wednesday that it has secured all emission and safety certifications for its first vehicle.

Due nearly a year ago, the delivery of the Roadster has fallen behind schedule because of a series of manufacturing problems, most recently with its transmission.

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