The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle produced by Tesla Motors and it was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle produced in the United States. Production began in 2008 and several models of the Tesla Roadster have been launched since then, with some 2,350 cars being sold worldwide so far. The Roadster is the first automobile to use a lithium-ion battery pack and the first all-electric to have a range of about 200 miles, or 320 km per charge. It was also the winner of the Global Green Challenge in Australia, where it set a world distance record of 501 km (311 miles) for an electric car on a single charge, with an average speed of 40 km/h.
The Tesla Roadster is the first to convince even the sturdiest skeptics that electric cars weren’t all golf carts, but worthy opponents of highly-praised sports cars like Ferrari, that can cost twice as much. Costing some $ 100,000 U.S., this car occupies a unique niche in the car industry, being the sole emissions-free high-performance sports car to be sold in the United States. The Roadster is a good-looking and stylish two-door car and from the 2010 model some changes were made on the interior and others. Among the changes we find: two-tone upholstery, a push-button gear selector, as well as an executive interior of premium leather and exposed carbon fiber. There is also the Vehicle Display System which has been moved to a central position and which monitors real-time data like estimated range, regenerated power, and the number of barrels of oil saved.
The 2010 Tesla Roadster also has adjustable, custom-tuned suspension, more powerful and fast ventilation, air-conditioning and heating and some sound-deadening measures which dramatically reduce vibration and noise. Other improvements that were introduced with the Roadster 2.5 are directional forged wheels available in black or silver, new seats with enhanced comfort and many details that will enchant future drivers.