Tesla Delays Electric Roadster, Gives Clooney One Less Thing To Crash
Celebrities 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.