2009 Tesla Roadster

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2009 Tesla Roadster

From the Tesla Motors website: The first time you drive the Tesla Roadster, prepare to be surprised. You're at freeway speed in seconds without even thinking about it. There is no clutch pedal to contend with and no race-car driving techniques to perform. Just the touch of your foot and you're off, without any of the sluggishness of an automatic. How powerful is the acceleration? A quick story to illustrate. A favorite trick here at Tesla Motors is to invite a passenger along and ask him to turn on the radio. At the precise moment we ask, we accelerate. Our passenger simply can't sit forward enough to reach the dials. But who needs music when you're experiencing such a symphony of motion. Rest assured that this responsiveness works at all speeds, as noticeable when you're inching your way through parking lots as when flying along freeways. 100% Torque, 100% of the Time The Tesla Roadster delivers full availability of performance every moment you are in the car, even while at a stoplight. Its peak torque begins at 0 rpm and stays powerful at 13,000 rpm. This is the precise opposite of what you experience with a gasoline engine, which has very little torque at a low rpm and only reaches peak torque in a narrow rpm range. This forces you to make frequent gear changes to maintain optimal torque. With the Tesla Roadster, you get great acceleration and the highest energy efficiency at the same time. All while requiring no special driving skills to enjoy it. This makes the Tesla Roadster six times as efficient as the best sports cars while producing one-tenth of the pollution. * Reservations for the 2009 Tesla Roadster are open to all US Residents * 2009 Roadster base price: $109,000* * Wait time to delivery is approximately 12 months* * A $60,000 refundable reservation fee is required to secure your position * If you have questions regarding the 2009 Reservation process, submit your question here, or call +1 650-413-6300.

EngineElectric motor with 2-speed electrically-actuated-manual-shift transmission with integral differential
Additional Features
Fuel TypeAll-electric (plug-in)
Miles per Charge220
Body TypeConvertible
EV TypeHighway speed vehicle
Top Speed125 MPH
Release Date2009
Release StatusLimited Release
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

How To Reserve A 2009 Tesla Roadster

If you live in the United States, visit the Tesla reservation page.  Reservations for the 2009 Tesla Roadster are open to all US residents.

  1. Fill out your contact information.
  2. Submit your form and send in your $60,000 (refundable) reservation fee.
  3. Wait for your car to be delivered: wait time is approximately 12 months.
  4. Base price for the 2009 Roadster is listed at $109,000


If you live in Europe, visit the Tesla reservation page (make sure you click the Europe tab).  Reservations for the 2009 Signature Edition Tesla Roadster are open to all European residents.

  • Price: 99,000 Euro (excluding VAT)*
  • A 50,000 Euro refundable reservation fee is required to secure your position
  • This EU-spec Signature Edition Roadster will be fully loaded with all factory options*
  • Deliveries begin Spring 2009*
  • If you have questions regarding the 2009 Reservation Process, submit your question here, or call +1 650-413-6200.


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