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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.

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