Tesla Roadster Sets an Eco-Friendly Record
Thursday, Nov 5, 2009 Updated at 5:45 PM EST
Looks like Tesla Motors
wasn't kidding about the Roadster's 200 mile range: a pair of drivers in Australia
set an EV range record of 313 miles (501 kilometers) with a Tesla Roadster
in the 10th Annual Global Green Challenge in Australia.
Tesla Roadster owner Simon Hackett and co-driver Emilis Prelgauskas completed the trip on a single charge. The prior record was set back in April, when another Tesla Roadster completed the entire 241-mile Rallye Monte Carlo d'Energies Alternatives race with 38 miles left on the battery. (Source: Tesla)