Tesla Shows Off Hot, Green Car

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Electric car comes with a hefty pricetag.

The Tesla Roadster goes from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, without a single drop of gas. (CBS)

KALAMAZOO -- One of the first of the first $101,500, all-electric Tesla Roadsters is crossing Michigan during a coast-to-coast fundraiser for environmental charities.
The Tesla was in downtown Detroit on Sunday and appears at 9 a.m. Monday in Grand Rapids before heading to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
The sports car is the centerpiece of the Renew America Roadtrip, which began in New York and ends in San Francisco.
San Carlos, Calif.-based Tesla Motors inc. says the car can reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Tesla says its lithium-ion batteries give it a range of 244 miles on one charge.
Tesla says the roadster sells for $101,500 after a federal tax credit and says its sedan version will sell for about $50,000 starting in 2011.


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