EVs Offer 'Electrifying' Performance

Hollywood celebrities and musicians plunk down $100,00 for high performance Tesla Roadster.

Published: 04-Aug-2008

HOLLYWOOD stars anxious to prove their green credentials are paying more than $100,000 for a sexy electric sports car now rolling out in the US.

The sleek Tesla Roadster is modelled on the Lotus Elise, and goes from 0-100kmh in 3.9 seconds.

With a top speed of 200kmh, the two-seater has a range of 370 kilometres between recharges of its lithium ion batteries.

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