06 May 2010

Tesla Roadster rolls into Minnesota for EurocarsUS open house

If your need for speed clashes with your “green” persona and you just happen to live near Eden Prairie, Minn. you might want to check out Tesla’s first Roadster at EurocarsUS. The electric motor powered sports car will arrive for an open house May 7 and May 8 from 10 am to 4 pm and will even be available for test drives.

Don’t let the electric motor scare you away, performance is definitely not sacrificed with this hand-built, carbon fiber electric Roadster that reaches 0-60 in a scorching 3.7 seconds. The feat is even more impressive when considering the Roadster Sport produces zero tailpipe emissions, is two times more efficient than a hybrid and consumes no petroleum.

The Tesla Roadster has a 236-mile range and when charging is necessary it plugs into a conventional 120-volt socket.

And put away the drain pan and air filter wrench, the Roadster does not require regular oil changes and has no spark plugs, pistons, belts, hoses or clutches to replace.

If you are interested in arranging a test drive email EurocarsUS or call 952.944.5252. But before you drive and possibly fall in love with this high-performance Roadster you better check the balance of that secret Swiss bank account. The base price is a hefty $101,500.

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