Lotus Elise-based electric sports car is now available in right-hand drive
3 February 2010

Tesla’s all-electric Roadster is now available in right-hand drive.

The Tesla Roadster right-hand drive features a few improvements over previous left-hand models including a new sound system and new noise-reduction materials.

See pics of the Tesla Roadster in London

Cristiano Carlutti, Tesla's Vice President for European sales and operations, said there had been strong interest from UK customers for a right-hand drive model.

"The right-hand-drive model is our response to growing demand from high-performance car buyers in the UK who are also interested in their impact on the environment,” he said.

"Tesla is dramatically expanding its retail footprint in Europe, we look forward to building our community of owners and fans throughout the continent."

The model is available now from Tesla’s Knightsbridge showroom in London and is priced from £86,950. Tesla's all-electric Model S saloon will be available in 2012.

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3 February 2010

I don't care if the steering wheel is on the right now because i still can't see how this type of car helps the enviroment!?,yes, it's entertains,but it only transports two people, has imited range in this country and that's before we discuss the price (£87,000), now we all know for that kind of cash we could have a lot more fun and not just the novelty of moving purely on battery power, no, this kind of tech if it's to fulfil it's promises should have been directed at mass transport(buses,lorries etc),trying to convince people to part with large sums of cash is limited,the goverment here is always going on about emmissions yet they don't completely support it.

Peter Cavellini.

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