NEW FOR 2011:

– New model

New to Canada, the Tesla is a fully electric plug-in sports car. It is available as the Roadster 2.5 and Roadster Sport 2.5.

The Tesla uses a 375-volt AC air-cooled motor that makes 288 horsepower, along with 273 lb.-ft. of torque in the 2.5 and 295 lb.-ft. in the Sport 2.5. It uses a single-speed fixed-gear transmission and microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery. With a 240-volt charger, the Tesla recharges in three and a half hours, with a range of 394 kilometres and a top speed of 201 km/h.

Standard features include 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, electric heater and air conditioner, heated seats, touch-screen vehicle information display, three-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, power windows, power locks, retractable cupholder, cruise control, floor mats, black soft top, LED taillights, tire pressure monitoring system, security PIN for vehicle starting, and 120-volt spare mobile charger.

Available options include an Infotainment group of navigation system, back-up camera, Sirius satellite radio, sound system, Bluetooth connectivity and garage door opener; executive leather interior; carbon fibre and leather interior; custom-tuned adjustable suspension; and 240-volt charger.  A battery replacement agreement and extended service agreement is also available.

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