2008 Tesla Roadster Review
If hybrid technology is a stepping-stone to powering automobiles, hydrogen and electric (not to mention compressed air), are probably safe and clean alternatives. The engineers at Tesla stuck 6,831 laptop computer batteries to a three-phase, four-pole electric motor, and they cleared 60 mph in less than four seconds without a single engine sound. Celebrities have shown their support for the promising roadster,and quite a few new auto aficionados have followed suit. There is one in Tony Stark’s garage of “Iron Man” fame, while Arnold Schwarzenegger and noted car buff Jay Leno can be seen cruising the streets of Hollywood in their Roadsters, as well.
Although orders are no longer being taken for the Roadster, Tesla has already turned its attention towards a new project — the Model S. Starting at under $60,000 and once again offering Tesla's innovative electric-drive performance engineering, this luxury sedan is an affordable option that is both exciting and environmentally friendly.
Warranty/Service: Four-year/100,000-mile warranty