Tesla Motors is finally ready to officially launch its Roadster electric sports car in the land down under. Tesla Roadster 2.5 approved for Australian roads is now available to order starting at AUD 206,188. A Tesla Roadster will be on display for the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 in First Fleet Park at Circular Quay.
Tesla Motors has sold more than 1,500 Roadsters to customers in over 30 countries. The company sells cars directly to customers, both online and through its growing network of global showrooms, which will soon include Sydney. Australia can increase the sales, not significantly of course.
The 2.5 is the latest version of the Tesla Roadster. The hand-built, carbon fiber Roadster is the only car that delivers supercar performance with zero tailpipe emissions. Powered by a liquid-cooled battery pack, the Roadster delivers 215 kW (288 hp) and 400 Nm of instant torque. It accelerates from 0-100 km in less than four seconds and consumes no fuel. The Roadster plugs into any conventional electrical socket and can travel over 360 kms on a single charge. It is the only sports car in the world that can be charged with solar, hydro and wind energy.