Tesla got over 1,200 orders for their electric sports car and they just completed delivering the roadster with the number 100, a mighty task considering that we are all going through an economic recession and that not long ago they were in dire need of a loan.
According to greentechmedia, Tesla announced that the Roadster's 'Big Brother, the Tesla S, is bound to arrive sometimes in 2010. Tesla's CEO added that the Tesla S will be priced at around $57,499, which is considerably less than the $109,000 asked for the Roadster.
The electric five passenger electric sedan is likely to promise a lot and figures for the new concept car don't look so bad. With a 0 to 60 mph acceleration under 6 seconds and a range of about 240 miles on a single charge, the Tesla S will surely give ordinary cars a serious run for their money.
It is rumored that Tesla will be getting a new business partner and some say it will be Daimler-Benz. Their coming together will allegedly result in a electric vehicle under $30,000.
But the dream for Tesla seems so far away for the moment as they are in need for a $350 million loan to get the Tesla S in production. Tesla CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk is looking on the bright side and says that if GM, Ford and Chrysler are close on getting the $15 billion loan they asked for, the sum that they are hoping for is merely a fraction.