Tesla Hands Over Roadster #100 to Oprah's Right-Hand Man

December 11, 2008
While it busies itself lobbying for $400 million in Big Three Bailout money, electric-car startup Tesla says it's handed over the keys of its 100th Roadster to its new owner.

KickingTires.com reports the pop-culture tidbit attached: the new owner isn't Governator Schwarzenegger or one of Tesla's VCs, it's Sam Perry--the same guy who famously offered his shoulder for Oprah Winfrey to cry on while Barack Obama gave his victory speech in Chicago.

The Tesla sports a $109,000 pricetag and a very long wait list, along with a purported range of 244 miles. The company built a palatial dealership near TCC's HQ in Palo Alto, Calif., and in the meantime is asking the government for money to fund development of its Model-S sedan.

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