Tesla Plans European Tour

April 9, 2008
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Tesla -- the electric car company, not the hardcore metal band you might remember fondly from high school -- is sending its Roadster to Europe.

Tesla announced today that its Roadster would be sold in Europe. The pricetag there? A cool 99,000 Euros, or about $155,000 (the Roadster only costs about $100,000 for American drivers).

European deliveries will start in the spring of 2009, and the first batch of 250 Euro-intended Teslas will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Over 1000 U.S. Customers have already reserved their Tesla Roadsters, likely exceeding the production capacity for 2009, Tesla says.

Tesla Motors Darryl Siry said on the company's blog that, since the launch of the Tesla Roaster in the U.S., “there has been extraordinary interest from the European customers and media” and that Tesla Motors is “excited to offer this groundbreaking car to Europeans who want to be the first on the continent to drive a car with extraordinary performance, beautiful styling, and zero emissions.”

The European unveiling of the car will take place at the Top Marques Monaco event from April 24th through April 27th.

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