For the second consecutive year, the Tesla Roadster proves that it's one of the best electric vehicles on the market.
Driven by former F1 driver Erik Comas, the Artic White Roadster (above) also scored a definitive victory in the Electric Vehicles Cup. The race covered more than 800 km, from Annecy, Valence, and included sprints on the Monaco F1 track. The rally passed over the Col du Corobin at a height of 1230 meters, following some of the same roads as the historic the Monte Carlo Rally.
"Thanks to the incredible efficiency of the Roadster, on Saturday we were able to drive for more than 450 km. There is nothing on the road like it," said Comas.
The Roadster has an EU-certified range of 212 miles or 340 kms on a single charge. In October 2009, the Roadster set a world record when owner Simon Hackett drove the entire 313-mile or 504-km segment of Australia's annual Global Green Challenge on one charge.
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Roadsters can be plugged into conventional outlets throughout the world, including 120 and 240volt systems in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. No special equipment is needed for charging: if you have an outlet that charges a cell phone or a hair dryer, you can plug in your Roadster.
Earlier this year Tesla announced that Roadster owners have traveled over 10 million electric miles (16 million kilometers) around the world.