"Driving the Roadster is still thrilling, and I enjoy every single ride," von Gemmingen says. "I'm constantly impressed by the durability and performance of Tesla's technology."
"The Roadster handles long road trips with ease," he continued. "As long as you have somewhere to plug in for a bit along the way, it's simple to drive the car no matter where you're headed."
The story behind this feat begins in 2009, when von Gemmingen first spotted the Roadster in German Manager Magazine. He says he was impressed with the 340-km range and instant acceleration in a zero-emissions package, so he booked one.
When the vehicle made his first official public debut later that year, in Geneva, von Gemmingen got behind the wheel the Roadster for the first time at the event, which confirmed he has made a good choice.
“In less than two years, Von Gemmingen has already driven farther than any other Tesla customer. Even when the weather turned cold, he was thrilled to take advantage of the car's adaptive temperature and traction controls - zooming through the winter when most sports cars are stowed away,” Tesla explains. “Collectively driving more than 17 million real-world electric kilometers, Tesla's global fleet of over 1,600 Roadsters proves that drivers don't have to compromise on performance, style or range to go electric.”