California’s super dream
ONE of the sexiest electric cars has been given the green light for Aussie streets. The Tesla Roadster, which the California carmaker says is ‘‘the world’s only electric supercar’’ — though the claim was made before MercedesBenz announced its SLS Gullwing AMG E-Cell will go into production — will have a starting price of $206,188.
A showroom is expected to open in Sydney this year.
The hand-built, carbon-fibre Roadster is a zero-emission belter, with a liquid-cooled battery pack, and develops 215kW and 400Nm with a range of 360km.
Tesla Motors has so far sold more than 1500 Roadsters globally.