New Tesla Roadster Reigns as World's Coolest Electric Sports Car

Gone are the days when electric vehicles could be derided as being for the faint of heart. When EV juggernaut Tesla Motors brought its Roadster to market in 2009, it made history as the first automaker to manufacture and sell a zero-emission sports car. Now latest generation 2011 Roadster 2.5 is still leading the pack, [...]

July 18, 2011
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The 2.5, which is a modified version of the 2011 Roadster, does 0 to 60 mph in under 3.9 seconds (the Roadster Sport does 3.7) and hits a top speed of 132 mph. With instant torque and a range of 212 miles on a full charge, the sports car's lithium-ion battery can fully charge from any outlet in 3.5 hours-


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