PHOTO CAPTION: Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 runs a hefty $128,500.

Tesla Test Drives Seen as Way to Spark Interest in Electric Cars

15 to 20 Arizonans are Tesla owners, and five have signed up to buy since Tesla began offering test drives in the state.

Published: 27-Dec-2010

Alex Frank is used to getting more than just long looks when he zips around in his all-electric Tesla Roadster.

"I've had people follow me several miles out of their way and accost me" to ask about the car, said Frank, who as market-development representative for Tesla Motors drives a Roadster daily.

But you don't have to accost Frank to get a closer look at the "fusion red" Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 convertible he drives - just call or write him to test-drive the latest model of the electric supercar.


Tesla Roadster recall affects 439 vehicles

12V auxiliary cable chafing in one car lead to short circuit. ID numbers below 500 are not affected.

Tesla Model S will come in three version with different ranges.

Model S battery pack is flatter and nearly the width and length of the car, and is embedded in the floor of the electric car.

2009-2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport is due for major facelift, including all-electric drive option being developed by Telsa Motors

Agreement is in addition to $50M Toyota paid for shares of Telsa in July 2010.


blog comments powered by Disqus