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Late last week, Tesla Motors, the company behind the sleek electric Tesla Roadster, opened its first showroom in West LA on Santa Monica Boulevard. The 2008 model is already sold out, so Tesla is taking order for the 2009 model, so clearly there's a demand. Per the Tesla site: "With a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 3.9 seconds, a 13,000 rpm redline, and the fastest top gear acceleration of any production car tested by Car & Driver magazine in 2007, combined with an EPA rating of 135 MPG equivalent, the Tesla Roadster is unique in providing super car performance at twice the energy efficiency of the best hybrids." And, you know, it looks cool, but you will have to pay the equivalent of a handful of Priuses at around $100,000.
· Tesla Motors [teslamotors.com]