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Roadster to be at 2008 British auto show.

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  1. doug

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    Tesla Roadster Heads to Jolly Old England

     
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    Looks like they might be near some punishment cars in the Electric Village.

    British International Motor Show to feature "The Electric Vehicle Village" - AutoblogGreen

     
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    My first reaction was Oh no, the Electric Ghetto. But actually I'm feeling positive about this now. The Roadster looks so like a conventional sports car that if it was parked amid a row of ICE stands, it might not draw much attention unless people were specifically looking for it.

    However, alongside all those threewheelers and quadracycles in the Electric Village, the Roadster is REALLY going to shock!
     
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    That may be true, but how many petrolheads are going to even bother looking in a pavillion they think will be populated by G-wizzes?
     
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    I think we can pretty much guarantee that a photo of the Roadster will be printed in the Electric Village section of the show guide. Plus Tesla can rely on the usual green bias in the national media. Plus there are going to be quite a few Lotus-watchers at the event for news of the Eagle. Word will get round.
     
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    My goodness!

    How are they going to get a car all the way from Hethel to London (109 miles)?
     
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    Hi Chris

    Assuming that you need a serious answer to this question, my vote is for a flatbed truck. :smile:

    Hethel only produce "gliders"

    Looks like test drives will be off the menu :frown:
     
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    Considering that it's possible to ship Roadsters from Hethel to California I suppose it should be possible to ship a drive train from California TO Hethel as well if they want a few drivable show cars.

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    That wasn't very much of a plug IMHO, they did mention that they will be there. Still in theory I might even go down there myself if I'm really in need of seeing the Roadster... :) A trip to London doesn't cost much and we got friends living in the city. hmmm ....

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    Roadster in the UK

    Tesla Roadster has stunning acceleration - Mirror.co.uk
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    Tesla relies heavily on their unique position in the marketplace as a desirable sports car dripping with green cred.
    TTBOMK they don't pay to have a roadster on display anywhere. There is too much demand for it and exhibitors know it will draw people in.

    Other auto shows had Tesla in the Yokahama booth.
     
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    "The Tesla joined Ultimate Collection, a board composed of the most exclusive cars on the planet"
     
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    For the Roadster to be displayed next to the Bugatti is a VERY big deal.
     
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    British International Motor Show goes green, but industry still feeling blue

     
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