Tesla raises the price on its roadster
What's an extra $8,000?
If you want to get the bargain price on the Tesla Roadster, the all-electric sports car, act now.
The company is raising the price. The 2007 model sold for $92,000, and the 2008 model will sell for $98,000. Of course, the 2007 model isn't even out yet. It won't hit the streets until November or December of this year, but the company has already booked a couple hundred deposits. You can still get a 2007 model for $92,000 if you book now.
The company didn't say what consumers will get for the extra money. Since there isn't room for a kid's booster seat (and the fact that I am the cheapest person in North America), I'll have to pass.
The company had some price changes on its sedan, car that can travel 200 miles on a charge that will sell for about $65,000 to $70,000 and a $50,000-ish model that will go about 130 miles between charges and not travel as fast. A year earlier, the company was talking about only one sedan model for $50,000. Whitestar is planned to arrive in 2010., earlier this year. Tesla said it would have two versions of Whitestar: a
Of course, if you really want an electric town car now, you can go to Norway. Th!nk will come out withlater this year. Tesla and another company will supply batteries to the company. A deal between the two was announced in January.