Tesla Electric Car Packs Power With Zero EmissionsBy Julie Ruggirello • • Category: Automobile, New & Noteworthy
From afar, this two-seater looks like any other supercar. The glossy red paint catches your attention and speeds from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds keeps your attention.
When you take a closer glimpse of the Tesla Roadster Sport, you will find that it is unlike other sports cars, mainly because it doesn’t have a tailpipe. This is a completely electric supercar with zero emissions. Charging your battery for 3.5 hours using the Tesla High Power Wall Connector will give you 245 miles on the road.
Although electric cars may have a bad reputation for being sluggish, the Roadster Sport is anything but. It can reach speeds of 125 mph, whereas the new Chevy Volt, which can also use gasoline, only reaches a top speed of 100 mph when running on electricity.
The Roadster Sport comes as a convertible with a soft top roof, but anyone who wants a little more security while driving can purchase the optional clear-coat carbon fiber hardtop for $5,000.
The inside of this electric car is also worth noting. It comes with heated leather or microfiber seats and a vehicle information touch screen. Take it up a notch and add the premium seats with executive leather and carbon fiber, an extra $11,700, and the infotainment group which includes a large, in-dash touchscreen featuring GPS navigation, back-up camera, HD Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, amplified 400 Watt 7-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity and Homelink door opener.
Customize your emissions-free car with 14 choices of exterior colors, five choices of interior colors, and nine options for interior-accent coloring.
The price of your Tesla, which can range from $128,000 to $163,500, is a small fee for such a large, positive impact on the environment.