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Tesla Roadster news - Tesla goes live - 2008

The Tesla Roadster is on the charge. The first of the
Elise-based electric cars has just rolled off Tesla’s production line only two
years after the first prototype was built.

The left-hand drive Roadster will cost $98,000 - about
£48,000 - in the US, with this year’s production run already sold out.

Despite significant interest among performance-hungry
green Brits, Tesla doesn’t look set to sell the plug-in sports car in the UK -
which seems a bit mean given that the Roadster was developed by Lotus and is part-built
in the Hethel factory.

Top Gear got an exclusive
drive of the Roadster last year. To find out just what you’re missing - sorry
to rub it in - check out our
feature. Reckon a cheeky backhander to the boys at Hethel would
convince ‘em to stick the steering wheel on the right?

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