by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport.

ff_162_tesla1_f.jpgCelebrities from George Clooney to Matt Damon are eagerly awaiting their 2008 Tesla Roadster. According to the latest reports, however, that wait will probably take them well into next year. Tesla has pushed back the release saying that that it ship 50 roadsters in the first quarter of ’08 — and an additional 600 throughout the year. Whether or not the car will find its way into the hands of a select few in time for the Oscars is anyone’s guess. However, we’re pretty sure the company is just as anxious as their high-profile clients to get things sussed out.

On the bright side, the range of the vehicle has gone up. A Tesla Roadster went 245 miles on a single charge in a recent test. That works out to 235 miles for highway driving and 255 miles a charge for city driving. Who needs anything more for 90% of their day-to-day driving? Hit the jump for more.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://sutext.texeme.com John Bailo

    What’s faster than a tesla?

    Battery technology!

    By the time the stars get their $100,000 car, you’ll be able to buy one that’s better and runs longer for $12,000.

  • MR. KNOW IT ALL

    KEEP DREAMING ABOUT A $12,000 BATTERY EV PEOPLE! TESLA RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD ONLY WARRANTY THEIR BATTERIES FOR THREE YEARS AND WHEN IT CAME TIME TO REPLACE THEM, IT WOULD COST YOU $25,000!

    DIDN’T ANYONE READING THIS EVER HEAR ABOUT THE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE, NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY’S “ALTRA” AND “HYPER-MINI” LITHIUM-ION BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAT WERE ON THE STREETS OF THE US SINCE 1998?

    THE TESLA WAS DOOMED FROM THE GET-GO! THE HUCKSTERS LIKE MARTIN “BLOWHARD” EBERHARD DUPED THE MASSES AND NOW HE’S LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK! SORRY SUCKERS!!!