The company estimates that the Roadsters have brought a collective fuel saving of 500,000 gallons (approx. 1.9 mil. liters) of fuel and over 5.3 million pounds (2,650 short tons) of carbon dioxide emissions.
“We owe this achievement to Roadster drivers around the world and their pioneering adoption of electric vehicles,” said Tesla Motors cofounder and CEO Elon Musk. “The Roadster has proven to the world that electric cars can be incredibly fun and practical. Most importantly, these vehicles have provided Tesla with a real-world test fleet that allows us to stay on the cutting edge of electric powertrain engineering and technology.”
The Tesla Roadster was brought to the world in 2008 as highway-capable EV. The car offers impressive perfromance, being able to deal with the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds and offering a range of 245 miles (395 km) on a charge. Tesla introduced the Roadster 2.5, the fourth incarnation of the model last year, with the version brining multiple enhancements, including some destiend to offer it superior cold weather abilities.
“From Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne, Australia, the Roadster has proved that drivers don’t need to compromise on performance, style or even range to go electric. Tesla is actively building on what it has learned from the Roadster to make its next vehicles just as groundbreaking,” stated the press release.